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

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Tephronia Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 318.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Geometra cineraria Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 100.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 201.

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna region, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Incorrect type-species: Phalaena sepiaria Hufnagel, 1767, a name not originally included in Tephronia, and not linked with one of the originally included names when designated by Lhomme, [1930] 1923-1935, Cat. Lépid. Fr. et Belg. 1: 419 and by Wehrli, 1943, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 4 (Suppl.): 554.

Parsons et al. (1999) included GYMNOSPILE Gumppenberg, 1887; and MNIOPHILA Boisduval, 1840 as junior synonyms of TEPHRONIA Hübner, 1825.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species and 11 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus TEPHRONIA.

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Junior name(s):
Mniophila Boisduval, 1840: 200.

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