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

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Genus:
Proserpinus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 132.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : MACROGLOSSINA

Type-species:
Sphinx oenotherae Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 43, 239.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 20.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. oenotherae is a junior subjective synonym of Sphinx proserpina Pallas, 1772, Spicilegia Zool. quibus novae ... et obscurae anim. species ... illustrantur 1 (9): 26, pl.2, fig.7.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list DIENECES Butler, 1881; LEPISESIA Grote, 1865; POGOCOLON Boisduval, 1875; PTEROGON Boisduval 1828 and PTEROPOGON Meigen, 1829 as junior synonyms of PROSERPINUS Hübner, 1819.

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Junior name(s):
Pterogon Boisduval, 1828: 32.
Pteropogon Meigen, 1829: 129.


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