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

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Genus:
Scolecocampa Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 5 : 131.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Scolecocampa ligni Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. (Lépid.), 5: 131, pl.6, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [U.S.A.]: Amérique Septentrionale: Géorgie, (MNHN, Paris).. locality cited as Santa Cruz by Viette, 1951

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1951, Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 20: 160

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

S. ligni is a junior subjective synonym of Clytie liburna Geyer, 1837, in Hübner, Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 5: 40, figs 963, 964.

Poole (1989) included SCOLECOCAMPA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus SCOLECOCAMPA.

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Junior name(s):
Scolicocampa ; Walker, 1856: 165.


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