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

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Asaphodes Meyrick, 1885 . N.Z. J. Sci. Dunedin 2 : 589.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Aspilates abrogata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1075. [(of Thyone Meyrick, 1883)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NEW ZEALAND: [Dunedin], Waikouaiti, (BMNH, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Asaphodes was proposed as the objective replacement name for Thyone Meyrick, 1883; it was again proposed by Meyrick, 1886, Trans. N.Z. Inst. 18: 184.

Pennithera Viidalepp, 1980 was established to denote a subgenus of Asaphodes Meyrick, 1885 and was raised to generic level by Inoue, Sugi, Kuroko, Moriuti and Kawabe, 1982, Moths of Japan Vol. 2 : 283.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 39 species in the genus ASAPHODES.

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Junior name(s):
Asaphodes Meyrick, 1886: 184.
Thyone Meyrick, 1883: 527.
Thyone Meyrick, 1884: 61.

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