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

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Genus:
Rhodafra Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 . Novit. zool. 9(Suppl. Part 1) : 674 [key], 740.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : CHOEROCAMPINA

Type-species:
Sphinx opheltes Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 164, pl.285, fig.B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape of Good Hope, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Cramer also listed the coast of Coromandel [India, Madras coast] as a locality for S. opheltes. This was evidently an error, for the species is known only from South Africa.

S. opheltes is dated from the wrapper of part 24 of the work, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

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