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

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Genus:
Rhodogastria Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 172.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena amasis Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 23, pl.206, fig.B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 223.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SOUTH AFRICA (SEE NOTE): Stated in error to be Surinam; the species does not occur in the New World, but is widespread in South Africa, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. amasis is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782.

See also: Munychia Wallengren, 1858.

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Junior name(s):
Dionychopus Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 94, 96.


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