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

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Artaxa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 780 [key], 794.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Artaxa guttata Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 795.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1883. Lepid. Ceylon 2: 84,.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) EAST INDIES & INDIA & [BANGLADESH]: Nepaul & [Syhlet] Silhet, (? Depository)..

but cited as Bombyx digramma Guérin-Méneville, [1844], a nominal species not originally included in Artaxa. Moore on the next page placed digramma as the senior synonym of guttata, a nominal species originally included in Artaxa. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species. A. guttata is now regarded as a valid species.

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