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

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Genus:
Selenisa Hayward, 1967 . Acta zool. lilloana 22 : 133.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena suero Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 3, pl.97, fig.F. [(of Selenis Guenée)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 135. [(as , *suera Cramer, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Selenisa was proposed as the objective replacement name for Selenis Guenée, 1852.

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

Poole (1989) included 10 species in the genus SELENISA.

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Junior name(s):
Selenis Guenée, 1852: 361.


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