Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Prasinochrysa Warren, 1900 . Novit. zool. 7 : 160.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Chrysauge detracta Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 179.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as Phalaena eucharis Drury, a misidentification)]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Prout, 1934, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 61: 129, indicated that Warren's original designation of Prasinochrysa eucharis (Drury) as type-species was based on a misidentification. Confirmation of this misidentification exists among Warren's manuscript notes in the BMNH; a pencil drawing of Chrysauge detracta Walker, representing one of the five specimens from Venezuela and Peru which Warren had studied, is labelled 'Prasinochrysa eucharis Drury' in Warren's hand-writing; one of the five specimens in the BMNH similarly labelled.

See Frontispiece 1, fig.6, Chrysange detracta Walker, male.

Under Article 70(a) of the Code the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus PRASINOCHRYSA.

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