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

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Scena Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 263.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Scena propylea Druce, 1894. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 13: 170.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included by Walker as 'Zygaena Styx? Fabr.', a misidentification)]

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

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Druce, 1894 (loc.cit.) considered that Walker had misidentified Zygaena styx Fabricius, 1779, Syst. Ent.: 556. Druce therefore established a new nominal species Scena propylea for this taxon.

Scena is a nominal genus having a misidentified type-species. Under the Code, Article 70(a), such cases should be referred to the Commission.

Scena was established as a subgenus of Euchromia Hübner, [1819] in the Zygaenides, now Zygaenidae; it was placed in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae, by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus.1: 281.

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