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

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Genus:
Aethalura McDunnough, 1920 . Bull. Dep. Agric. Can. ent. Brch. 18 : 36.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Boarmia intertexta Walker, 1860. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 398. [(of AETHALOPTERA Hulst, 1896)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but included there by Hulst as *intextata, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female SINE LOC., [NORTH AMERICA]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Aethalura was proposed as the objective replacement name for Aethaloptera Hulst, 1896.

B. intertexta Walker is a junior subjective synonym of Tephrosia anticaria Walker, 1860, ibidem 21: 404. Barnes & McDunnough, 1914, Contr. nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 2 (5): 211 and McDunnough, 1920, Bull. Dep. Agric. Can. ent. Brch 18: 37, mistakenly believed B. intertexta Walker to be distinct from T. anticaria and that Hulst had misidentified Boarmia intertexta Walker; they considered Boarmia intertexta Walker sensu Hulst, 1896, to be Tephrosia anticaria Walker, 1860, and for that reason McDunnough designated T. anticaria as the type-species of Aethalura, the objective replacement name.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 7 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus AETHALURA.

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Junior name(s):
Aethaloptera Hulst, 1896: 321 (key), 358.


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