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

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Genus:
Thyretes Boisduval, 1847 , in Delegorgue. Voy. Afrique austr. 2 : 596.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : SYNTOMINAE

Type-species:
Sphinx hippotes Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 166, 175, pl.286, fig.A.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 103. [(but included by Boisduval as `Thyretes Hiphothes Cramer' an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: [Bengal coast] Cote de Bengale, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

S. hippotes is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782.

THYRETES was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: SYNTOMINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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