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

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Pteropygme Speiser, 1902 . Berl. ent. Z. 47 : 142.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Synaphia pyrrha Pagenstecker, 1900. In: Chun, Zoologica, Stuttg. 12(29): 238. [(of Synaphia Pagenstecher, 1900)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Pteropygme was established as an objective replacement name for Synaphia Pagenstecher, 1900, a junior homonym.

The late J. Kyrki of Finland had informed us that Pteropygme should be in the Gelechioidea but he did not know its correct family.

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Junior name(s):
Synaphia Pagenstecker, 1900: 238.

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