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

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Sthanelia Boisduval, 1840 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 229.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena tibiaria Rambur, 1829. Annls Sci. Observ. 2: 266, pl.6, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 154. [(but included by Boisduval as fuscaria Thunberg, a misidentification, see Notes, and cited by Desmarest as fuscaria Hübner, a misidentification and an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) FRANCE: Touraine, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 10: 120 stated that the species which Boisduval had determined and included in Sthanelia as Phalaena fuscaria Thunberg, 1792, was a misidentification of Phalaena tibiaria Rambur and he there synonymized Phalaena fuscaria Thunberg sensu Boisduval, 1840, with Phalaena tibiaria Rambur, 1829.
Under Article 70(a) of the Code, the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission. The original combination of the type-species was published as * Phalena tibiaria, an incorrect spelling of Phalaena.

Parsons et al. (1999) included STHANELIA Boisduval, 1840 as a junior synonym of PACHYCNEMIA Stephens, 1829.

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Junior name(s):
Continia Hartig, 1976: 18.

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