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

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Genus:
Sarracena Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 114, 131. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1:34, 51]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Geometra chlamydaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1853. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 1: wrapper, pl.16, figs 73, 74.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Sarracena was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6:82-133. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1815; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52; the title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given in the Introduction to this volume under Dates of some important Publications.

Parsons et al. (1999) included SYBARITES Gueée, 1858 as a junior synonym of SARRACENA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species in the genus SARRACENA.

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Junior name(s):
Sarracenia ; Neave, 1940: 114.


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