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

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Genus:
Sparkia Nye, 1975 . Generic Names Moths World 1 : 454.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Cea immacula Grote, 1883. Papilio 3: 78. [(of Cea Grote, 1883)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Arizona, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

This name is proposed in honour of Mrs Brenda A. Carter, née Spark, in appreciation of her great assistance in the early stages of the compilation of this catalogue.

Poole (1989) included SPARKIA 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 CEA Grote, 1883 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of SPARKIA Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus SPARKIA.

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Junior name(s):
Cea Grote, 1883: 78.


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