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

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Genus:
Chelepteryx Gray, 1835 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1 : 121.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
LASIOCAMPOIDEA : ANTHELIDAE : ANTHELINAE

Type-species:
Chelepteryx collesi Gray, 1835. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1: 122.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRALIA: [New South Wales] Sydney, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

C. collesi was a Children manuscript name made nomenclaturally available by Gray.

Chelepteryx was established in the Notodontidae as a subgenus of Endromis Ochsenheimer, 1810; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Walker, 1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 4: 913, where the name was incorrectly spelt as Chalepteryx; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 787; it was placed in the Eupterotidae by Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 1: 274; and in the Lymantriidae, subfamily Anthelinae by Turner, 1904, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1904: 481. The subfamily Anthelinae was raised to family level by Turner, 1920, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1919: 415.

See also: Festra Wallengren, 1858.

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Junior name(s):
Chalepteryx ; Walker, 1855: 913.
Megethna Walker, 1855: 779 (key), 913.


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