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

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Coenochromia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 121.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Zygaena passilis Fabricius, 1781. Species Insectorum Exhibentes 2: 159.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1898. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 59, 86. [(but designated as `Sphinx creusa, Cram.')]    [BHLBHL]

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

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Amata Fabricius, 1807.

Coenochromia was established having two originally included nominal species. The first of these was cited by Hübner as `1316. Coenochromia Creusa Linn. Syst. Sph. 39. Cram. 248.F.' Hampson, 1898, ibidem 1: 304 treated Sphinx creusa Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 494, as denoting a valid species in the genus Euchromia Hübner, [1819]. On page 86, however, Hampson treated Sphinx creusa Cramer, 1779, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 94, 174, pl.248, fig.F, as a junior synonym of Zygaena passalis Fabricius, 1781. Hampson thus indicated that Cramer had misidentified S. creusa Linnaeus, and that Hübner had followed Cramer. This is a case of a misidentified type-species which should be referred to the Commission under Article 70(a) of the Code.

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Senior name:
Amata Fabricius, 1807: 289.

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