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

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Genus:
Temnora Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (8) : 76 [key], 104.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : MACROGLOSSINA

Type-species:
Temnora natalis Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 104.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 640.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: [Natal, Durban] Port Natal, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Both Temnora and natalis were Boisduval manuscript names that were made available by Walker.
Boisduval, [1875] 1874, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid. Hétérocères) 1: 289 incorrectly attributed to himself the authorship of Temnora Walker, 1856.

TEMNORA was included within the subfamily SPHINGIDAE: MACROGLOSSINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list ASPLEDON Boisduval, 1875; DIODOSIDA Walker, 1856; EULOPHURA Holland, 1889; GURELCA Kirby, 1880; LOPHURA Herrich-Schäffer, 1854; LOPHURA Walker, 1856; LOPHURON Wallengren, 1865 and OCYTON Boisduval, 1875 as junior names of TEMNORA Walker, 1856.

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Junior name(s):
Lophura Walker, 1856: 77 (key), 105.


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