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

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Genus:
Chrysostola Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.49, figs 263, 264.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Chrysostola humilis Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.49, fig.264.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson, Fletcher & Nye , 1980. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 2: 39.

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Invalid type-species: Chrysostola mellina Herrich-Schäffer, [1855 December] 1850-1858, ibidem 1 (1): wrapper, pl.74, fig.427, a nominal species not originally included in Chrysostola, and not linked with one of the originally included nominal species when cited by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 372. Further information on the dates of Herrich-Schäffer's Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3 under Dates of some important Publications.

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