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

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Arsenura Duncan [& Westwood], 1841 , in Jardine. Naturalists Libr. (Edn 1) 33(Ent.7) : 125.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx erythrinae Fabricius, 1781. Hist. nat. Ins. 2: 169.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SURINAM] SOUTH AMERICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

B. erythrinae was established as an objective replacement name for Phalaena armida Cramer, 1779, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 6, pl.197, fig.A, and for Phalaena cassandra Cramer, 1779, ibidem 3: 7, pl.197, fig.B, which Fabricius believed to be conspecific. In a revision of the genus Arsenura (in press), Dr Claude Lemaire has confirmed the synonymy and, as first reviser, has placed Bombyx erythrinae as a junior objective synonym, and Phalaena cassandra as a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena armida.

The two Cramer names are dated from the wrapper of part 17, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

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Junior name(s):
Aricia Herrich-Schäffer, 1853: wrapper, pl.12, fig.51.

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