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

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Genus:
Pyropteron Newman, 1832 . Ent. Mag. 1(1) : 75.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : SESIIDAE : SESIINAE : SYNANTHEDONINI

Type-species:
Sphinx chrysidiformis Esper, 1782. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 2(Fortsetzung): 210, pl.30, fig.2 (not fig.3 as stated on page 210).

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [FRANCE]: Languedoc, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Pyropteron is dated from the part, not from the title-page of volume 1 which is dated 1833. S. chrysidiformis is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of volume 2 which is dated 1779.

See also Checklist of the Sesiidae of the world (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) by Dr. Franz PĆ¼hringer.

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Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to PYROPTERON and included species.

Junior name(s):
Pyropterum ; Agassiz, 1847: 319.
Pytopterum ; Neave, 1940: 1065.


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