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

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Genus:
Prismoptera Butler, 1878 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1878 : 78.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : APATELODINAE

Type-species:
Prismoptera opalina Butler, 1878. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 78, pl.3, fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: Amazon River, Prainha, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. opalina is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena rhodope Drury, 1782, Illust. nat. Hist. exot. Insects 3: 30, index, pl.22, fig.3.

Prismoptera was earlier published in 1878 [March 22], Proc. ent. Soc. Lond. 1877: xxxiv, but it was then a nomen nudum.
The dates of publication of the Transactions and the Proceedings are taken from Wheeler, 1912, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1911: 757.

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