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

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Genus:
Rhabdophana Sodoffsky, 1837 . Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 10(6) : 88.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena casta Borkhausen, 1793. In: Scriba, Beitr. Insektengesch. 3: 212, pl.17, fig.7. [(of CLEOPHANA Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1832)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 123.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes [FRANCE]: Languedoc, (SM, Wiesbaden)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Proposed, unnecessarily, as an objective replacement name for Cleophana Boisduval, 1832, which Sodoffsky considered to be inappropriate.

See: CLEOPHANA Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, & Graslin, 1832.

Poole (1989) included CLEOPHANA Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1832; RHABDOPHANA Sodoffsky, 1837; and CALLIPHASIA Agassiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of CALOPHASIA Stephens, 1829.

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Senior name:
Cleophana Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1832: Noctuélides pl.4 figs 3-5 and 4 pp. text; pl 22 figs 1-4 and 2 pp. Text.


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