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

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Genus:
Zygaena Fabricius, 1775 . Systema entomologiae : 550.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : ZYGAENIDAE : ZYGAENINAE

Type-species:
Sphinx filipendulae Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 494.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Latreille , 1810. Consid. gén. Ordre nat. Anim. : 441.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Mesembrynus Hübner, [1819] 1816, (a subgenus of Zygaena Fabricius, 1775) was treated as the senior [subjective] synonym of Hesychia Hübner, 1819 by Tremewan, 1981, Entomofauna 2 (19) : 225.

ZYGAENA was included within the subfamily ZYGAENIDAE: ZYGAENINAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Anthracocera ; Agassiz, 1847: 26.
Anthrocera Scopoli, 1777: 414.
Zigaena ; Lucas, 1849: 527.
Zyaena ; Bryk, 1936: 124.
Zyngaena ; Tremewan, 1968: 55.


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