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

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Genus:
Sphecosoma Butler, 1876 . J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 : 381.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Sphecosoma fasciolatum Butler, 1876. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.), 12: 381.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: [Matto Grosso], [Serra de] Santa Martha, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

S. fasciolatum is a junior subjective synonym of Pseudosphex cognata Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1619.

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