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

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Genus:
Sataspes Moore, 1858 , in Horsfield & Moore. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 1 : 261.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SMERINTHINAE : SMERINTHINI

Type-species:
Sesia infernalis Westwood, 1848. Cabinet orient. Ent. : [61], pl.30, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype [BANGLADESH]: Sylhet, (? Depository)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 1: 1.

Notes:
Sataspes Moore, 1857 was referred to the Sphinginae from the Macroglossinae within the Sphingidae by Riotte, 1981, Pacific Insects 23 (1-2) : 207.

Sataspes was treated in the Sphingidae, Macroglossinae in Fletcher and Nye 1982, 4 : 146.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A lectotype was designated by Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 1: 1.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list MYODEZIA Boisduval, 1875 as a junior synonym of SATASPES Moore, 1858.

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Junior name(s):
Myodezia Boisduval, 1875: 377.


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