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

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Belonoptera Herrich-Schäffer, 1858 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : 76, 83.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
THYRIDOIDEA : THYRIDIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Belonoptera phyllula Herrich-Schäffer, 1858. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: 76, pl.70, fig.403.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

B. phyllula was attributed to 'Gn. in litt.' by Herrich-Schäffer. Guenée did not publish this name until 1877, Annls Soc. ent Fr. (5) 7: 298.

Plate 70 of Herrich-Schäffer's work was probably issued in 1855 but available evidence demonstrates that the plate was issued without a legend and the names of the species figured on it should therefore be dated from the relevant text. The text was issued in two parts, pages 1-52 in September 1856, the remainder in 1858 (see Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: xii-xiv).

See also: * Belenoptera Pagenstecher, 1909.

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Junior name(s):
Belenoptera ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 442.

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