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

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Genus:
Purius Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 719.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Purius sordidus Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 719.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL] & VENEZUELA: Para, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. sordidus is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena pilumnia Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 4: 36 (dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782).

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