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

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Genus:
Sesamia Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 5 : 95.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Cossus nonagrioides Lefèbvre, 1827. Mém. Soc. linn. Paris 6: 98, pl.5, fig.3.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [ITALY]: Sicily, Palermo, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SESAMIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included MICROSEMYRA Butler, 1883 as a junior synonym of SESAMIA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 52 species in the genus SESAMIA.

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