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

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Prays Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 413.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tinea caenobitella Hübner, 1813. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: pl.45 fig.309.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1907. Fauna hawaii. 1(5): 651. [(but cited as curtisella Donovan)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Prays was placed in the Yponomeutidae by Nye and Fletcher, 1991 Generic Names Moths World, 6 : 249.

Prays Hübner, 1825, was designated as the type-genus for the new subfamily Praydinae, Moriuti, 1977, Fauna Japonica, p.32.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

When Walsingham designated as type-species Phalaena curtisella Donovan, 1793, Nat. Hist. Br. Insects 2: 77, pl.65 fig.4, a nominal species not originally included in Prays, he also placed caenobitella (but cited as * Coenobitella, an incorrect subsequent spelling) a nominal species that was originally included in Prays, as a junior subjective synonym of curtisella. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(v), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-speies. The type-species was included in Prays as * Coenobitella, an incorrect subsequent spelling. Unavailable designation of type-species: Phalaena curtisella Donovan, 1793, a nominal species not originally included in Prays and not linked in synonymy with one of the originally included nominal species when cited as type-species of * Pratys, an incorrect subsequent spelling of Prays, by Desmarest, 1857, in Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes): 303.

See also: Pepilla Guenée, 1845; * Pratys Desmarest, 1857.

PRAYS was included within the subfamily YPONOMEUTIDAE: PRAYDINAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Pepilla Guenée, 1845: 344.
Pratys ; Desmarest, 1857: 303.

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