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

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Thermesia Hübner, 1823 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : 12.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Thermesia abadirina Hübner, 1823. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 12, figs 237, 238.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Berio , 1966. Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Giacomo Doria 76: 65.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - female(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Thermesia was also used by Hübner, [1823] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett. : 270, but according to Hemming, 1937, Hübner 2: 263, the Zuträge usage has priority. Incorrect type-species designation: Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner, a name not, originally included in either the Verzeichniss or the Zütrage genus and not linked with any of the, originally included names when cited by Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br. India Moths) 2: 533. Incorrect type-species designation: Phalaena acron Cramer (a name not originally included in the Zuträge genus although it was included in the Verseichniss genus) cited by Hampson, 1926, Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae Subfamily Noctuinae Br. Mus.: 120.

Poole (1989) included BLOSYRIS Hübner, 1822; THERMESIA Hübner, 1823; BRUJAS Guenée, 1852; PEOSINA Guenée, 1852; and OBUCOLA Walker, 1858 as junior synonyms of HEMEROBLEMMA Hübner, 1818.

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Junior name(s):
Thermecia ; Swainson, 1900: 34.

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