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

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Genus:
Scepsis Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 285.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Glaucopis fulvicollis Hübner, 1818. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl.[164].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

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

Scepsis was established as a subgenus of Ctenucha Kirby, 1837. A junior homonym of Scepsis Walker, 1850, in Saunders, Insecta Saundersiana 1: 71 - Insecta, Diptera. The objective replacement name is Cisseps Franclemont, 1936.

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Senior name:
Cisseps Franclemont, 1936: 275.


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