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

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Genus:
Sutonocrea Butler, 1876 . J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 : [vii] [Corrigenda et Addenda]. [1876 [May], ibidem: 419]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Creatonodos lobifer Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.88, fig.503. [(but included by Butler, 1876 September, as incerta)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited as *Creatonotus, an incorrect subsequent spelling by Herrich-Schäffer)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AMERICA]: [Tropical], Am. acquin., (? Depository).. Cited by Herrich-Schäffer, [1856], ibidem 1(1): wrapper to pl.88

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

(but cited as * Creatonotus, an incorrect subsequent spelling by Herrich-Schäffer), by monotypy (but included by Butler, 1876 September, as incerta; see below). [South America]: [tropical] Am. aequin., cited by Herrich-Schäffer, [1856], ibidem 1 (1): wrapper to pl.88.

Herrich-Schäffer, [1856], illustrated as fig.503 and named on the wrapper of the Heft containing this figure, his new species lobifer. Later, in the text to the same work, [1858], ibidem 1 : 72, he placed lobifer as a junior synonym of Malabus incertus Walker, 1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 3 : 716, but these have since been treated as distinct species.

Butler, 1876 September, in a Corrigenda et Addenda established Sutunocera for the species he had cited on page 419 as `Creatonotus incerta, Herrich-Schaffer, Aus. Schmett. i. fig.503'. This misidentification incertus Walker sensu Herrich-Schäffer, [1], had already been named by Herrich-Schäffer himself as lobifer.

This is a case of a misidentified type-species which under the Code, Article 70(a), should be referred to the Commission.

Sutonocera was established in the Zygaenidae; it was placed in the Arctiidae by Druce, 1884, Biologica cent.-am. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera 1: 79.

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