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

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Genus:
Rhescyntis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 156.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : ARSENURINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena hippodamia Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 43, pl.126, fig.B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 745.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. hippodamia is dated from the wrapper of part 11 of the work, not from the title-page of volume 2, dated 1779.

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Junior name(s):
Machaerosema Rothschild, 1907: 418.
Machaerosma ; Bouvier, 1929: 251.
Machaerosoma ; Bouvier, 1929: 252.
Rhescynthis ; Agassiz, 1846: 59.


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