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

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Genus:
Tebenna Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 90.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Type-species:
Tinea bjerkandrella Thunberg, 1784. Diss. ent. sistens Insecta Suecica : 24, figs.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Bradley , 1966. Entomologists Gaz. 17: 220.

Type specimens:
Type(s) SWEDEN: W. Gothia, Kinnekulle, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

T. bjerkandrella is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena (Tortrix) cardui Ström, 1783, Nye Saml. K. dansk. Vid. Selsk. Skr. 2: 87. Phalaena (Tortrix) cardui Ström, 1783, is not only an unused senior synonym of T. bjerkandrella but also a senior primary homonym of Phalaena (Noctua) cardui Hübner, 1790, Beitr. Gesch. Schmett. 2 (4): 84, pl.1, fig.B, the type-species of
Melicleptria Hübner, [1823], / Lepid., Noctuidae. Both T. bjerkandrella and Melicleptria are names in general current use so application by Nye, Karsholt & Nielsen, 1977, Bull. zool. Nom. 34: 106-108, was submitted to the Commission asking for the total suppression of Phalaena (Tortrix) cardui Ström for the purposes both of the Law of Priority and of the Law of Homonymy.

See also Porpe Hübner, [1825].


Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

T. bjerkandrella was placed by Wallengren, 1881, Forth. Vidensk-Selsk. Christ. 1880 (2): 18, as a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena (Tortrix) cardui Störm, 1783, Nye saml. K. dansk. Vid. Selsk. Skr. 2: 87. Phalaena (Tortrix) cardui Ström, 1783, is not only an unused senior synonym of T. bjerkandrella, but also a senior primary homonym of Phalaena (Noctua) cardui Hübner, 1790, the type-species of Melicleptria Hübner, [1823], - Lepid., Noctuidae. In order that both Tebenna bjerkandrella (Thunberg, 1784) and Schinia cardui (Hübner, 1790) may continue in general current use the Commission was asked by Nye, Karsholt & Nielson, 1977, Bull. zool. Nom. 34: 106-108, to totally supress Phalaena cardui Ström for the purposes of both the Principle of Priority and of the Principle of Homonymy. The Commission agreed to this proposal in 1982 in Bull. zool. Nom. 39 (Opinion 1227): 233-234, and placed Phalaena (Tortrix) cardui Ström, 1783, on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology: Name Number 1106. In the same Opinion the Commission placed on the Oficial List of Specific Names in Zoology both Tinea bjerkandrella Thunberg, 1784, with Name Number 2822, and Phalaena (Noctua) cardui Hübner, 1790 with Name Number 2823. Tebenna Billberg was established in the "Tortrices"; it was included in the Glyphipterigidae by Bradley, 1966, Entomologist's Gaz. 17: 220; and transferred to the Choreutidae by Heppner, 1977, Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 79: 632.

See also: * Tebeuna Danilevsky, 1969.

TEBENNA was included within the subfamily CHOREUTIDAE: CHOREUTINAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Tebeuna ; Danilevsky, 1969: 922.


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