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

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Genus:
Pseudaphelia Kirby, 1892 . Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1 : 771.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Saturnia apollinaris Boisduval, 1847. In: Delegorgue, Voy. Afrique austr. 2: 601. [(of Aphelia Westwood, 1849)]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Natal, [Durban] Port Natal, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Pseudaphelia was established as the objective replacement name for Aphelia Westwood, 1849.

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Junior name(s):
Aphelia Westwood, 1849: 61.


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