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

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Genus:
Spiramiopsis Hampson, 1901 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1901 : 191.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BRAHMAEIDAE

Type-species:
Spiramiopsis comma Hampson, 1901. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 191, text-fig..    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape Province, Kowie River, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Spiramiopsis was established in the Sabaliadae, now Lemoniidae; it was transferred to the Striphnopterygidae, now Eupterotidae, by Aurivillius, 1901, Bih. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 27 (4) (7): 32; and transferred to the Brahmaeidae by Seitz, 1927, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 349, who quoted research carried out by Jordan; no published reference has been found to Jordan's research. Our colleague, Mr David Carter, has examined a larva of S. comma and believes that Spiramiopsis would be better placed in the Bombycidae; this view is supported by the external characters of the moth and Spiramiopsis is here transferred to that family.

SPIRAMIOPSIS was included within the family BRAHMAEIDAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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