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

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Genus:
Syssphinx Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 143.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : CERATOCAMPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena molina Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 4: 25, pl.302, figs E, F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. molina is dated from the wrapper of part 26, not from the title-page of volume 4 which is dated 1782.

See also: Psephopaectes Grote & Robinson, 1867.

SYSSPHINX was included within the subfamily SATURNIIDAE: CERATOCAMPINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Ceroderes Boisduval, 1872: 81.
Sysisphinx ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 433.
Syssisphex Möschler, 1878: 441.
Syssisphinx ; Walker, 1855: 1388 (key), 1503.


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