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

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Genus:
Bunaea Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 154.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena caffraria Stoll, 1790. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen : 141, pl.31, figs 2, 2c.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 752. [(as a junior primary homonym)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: [Caffraria] Pais des Caffres, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Phalaena caffraria Stoll, 1790, is a junior primary homonym of Phalaena caffraria Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (Edn 12) 1 (2): 865, - Lepid., Geometridae. The objective replacement name is Bunaea caffra Hübner, [1819] 1816, ibidem: 154. It is a form of Phalaena alcinoe Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, ibidem 4: 67, pl.322, figs A, B.

See also: Thyella Wallengren, 1858.

BUNAEA was included within the subfamily SATURNIIDAE: SATURNIINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Bunea ; Sharpe, 1899: 371.
Burnea ; Lucas, 1908: 916.


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