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

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Genus:
Atheropoda Lederer, 1863 . Wien. ent. Monatschr. 7 : 270 [key], 413.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : PYRAUSTINAE

Type-species:
Megaphysa majoralis Guenée, sensu Lederer, 1863. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 7: 413. [[= Atheropoda inflexalis, 1892, Tijdschr. Ent. 35: 169]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher & Nye , 1984. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 5: 17.

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Megaphysa majoralis Guenée sensu Lederer, 1863, ibidem 7: 413, pl.3, fig.9 included by Lederer in his genus Atheropoda, was shown by Snellen, 1892, ibidem 35: 169, to be a misidentification. Snellen named the misidentified species Atheropoda inflexalis.

Snellen named the misidentified species Atheropoda inflexalis. Under the Code, Article 70(a), the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission. We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Atheropoda the nominal species actually involved, namely Atheropoda inflexalis Snellen, 1892.


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