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

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Genus:
Pygospila Guenée, 1854 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 8 : 312.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : SPILOMELINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena tyres Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 124, pl.263, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1896. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 4: 361. [(but included by Guenée as Pygospila tyresalis, an unjustified emendation)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

P. tyres is dated from the wrapper of the part, not from the title-page of the volume which dated 1782.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats PYGOSPILA in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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