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

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Genus:
Semasia Stephens, 1829 . Nom. Br. Ins. : 47.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
TORTRICOIDEA : TORTRICIDAE : OLETHREUTINAE : GRAPHOLITINI

Type-species:
Phalaena pomonella Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 538.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fernald , 1908. Genera Tortricidae Types : 23, 58.

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Cydia Hübner, [1825]. Unavailable designation of type-Species: (1) Tortrx pomonana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, was designated by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 148. In the Introduction to the volume, pages 1-154, Boisduval reviewed earlier classifications of Lepidoptera and designated as many as three different type-species for each generic name. In his "Exposé de notre Méthode", pages 155-690, no type-species designation was made for any of the genera he himself used. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(iv), the type-species designation of an author is eligible for consideration if he states that it is the type".. and if it is clear that the author accepts it as the type-species. Boisduval's type-designation, although clearly stated, do not fufill the last requirement and so are unavailable. Even though Boisduval's 1836 work was well known to lepidopterists, the type-designation contained in a have not been accepted by Hemming or by other authors. (2) Westwood, 1840, Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2 (Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 108, placed Semasia Stephens as a junior synonym of Carpocapsa Treitschke, 1829, and designated pomonella L. This was a designation for Carpocapsa and cannot be accepted also for Semasia. (3) Ephippiphora spiniana Duponchel, [1843], a nominal species not originally included in Semasia, and not linked in synonymy with one of the originally included nominal species when cited by Desmarest, 1857, in Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes): 224. Semasia was again proposed by Stephens, 1829 [July], Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 179.

See also: * Semasi Caradja, 1916.

Listed under CYDIA Hubner, [1825] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett. 375 in T@RTS: Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae (Ver. 2.0) by Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2012.

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Senior name:
Cydia Hübner, 1825: 375.


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