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

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Symphysa Hampson, 1898 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1898 : 594 [key], 609.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena sulphuralis Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 113 pl.348, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(a junior primary homonym)]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Phalaena sulphuralis Stoll, 1781, is a junior primary homonym of Phalaena sulphuralis Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (Edn 12) 1 (2): 881 - Lepid. , Noctuidae. There is no objective replacement name but P. sulphuralis Stoll was placed by Hampson, 1899 Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1898: 610, as a senior subjective synonym of Phalaena lepidaria Stoll, 1781, in Cramer ibidem 4: 161, pl. 371, fig. K; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name. Stoll, 1782 ibidem 4: 250, included Phalaena lepidaria in the index to the volume as Phalaena * Lepidalis, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

The Stoll names are dated from the wrappers of the parts, not from the title-page of the volume which is dated 1782.

Symphysa was established in the Pyralidae Pyraustinae; it was transferred to the Pyralidae Evergestinae by Munroe, [1974] 1973, in Moths Am. N. of Mexico 13 (1C): 254, where it was cited as `Symphysa Hübner', an incorrect authorship.

See also: Berdura Möschler, 1886.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats SYMPHYSA in the CRAMBIDAE: EVERGESTINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Berdura Möschler, 1886: 78.

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