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

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Genus:
Pyromorpha Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.43, fig.222. [[1856], ibidem 1: 6[1858], ibidem 1: 57]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : ZYGAENIDAE : PROCRIDINAE

Type-species:
Pyromorpha dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1854. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.43, fig.222. [; [1856], ibidem 1: 6; [1858], ibidem 1: 57]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.] AMER.: Georgia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

See also: Malthaca Clemens, 1860.

Euclimacia Jordan, 1913, (proposed as a subgenus of Pyromorpha Herrich-Schäffer [1854] 1850-1858) is a preoccupied name replaced by Euclimaciopsis Tremewan, 1973 (a subgenus of Pyromorpha Herrich-Schäffer [1854] 1850-1858), by Tarmann, 1984, Entomofauna Supplement 2 (1) : 95.

Pyromorpha Herrich-Schäffer, [1854] 1850-1858 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Gingla, Walker, 1864, by Tarman 1984, Entomofauna Supplement 2 (1) : 94.

PYROMORPHA was included within the subfamily ZYGAENIDAE: PROCRIDINAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Felderia Kirby, 1892: 163.


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