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

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Colotois Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 288.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena pennaria Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 324.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1915. In: Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde. 4: 331.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [SWEDEN]: W: gothia [Westergötland], (LS, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The date of publication of the part of Seitz containing page 331 is stated on page 329 to be 17.v.1915 in both the German and English editions.

Parsons et al. (1999) included HIMERA duponcehl, 1829; and METRA Stephens, 1827 as junior synonyms of COLOTOIS Hübner, 1823.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus COLOTOIS.

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Junior name(s):
Himera Duponchel, 1829: 104 (key), 169.
Metra Stephens, 1827: 245.
Metra Stephens, 1829: 118.
Metra Stephens, 1829: 43.

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