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

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Genus:
Compsa Walker, 1862 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 : 254.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : APATELODINAE

Type-species:
Compsa saturata Walker, 1862. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3), 1: 255.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type status unknown, Male BRAZIL: Rio Janeiro, (A. Fry Collection)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A junior homonym of Compsa Perty, 1832, in Spix, Delectus Anim. articulatorum Bras. (2): 92, - Insecta, Coleoptera. The objective replacement name is Zolessia Biezanko & Monne, 1968.

Becker, V.O., 2001, The identity of some unrecognized Neotropical Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera) described by Francis Walker. Revta bras. Zool. 18: 153-157 included Compsa Walker, 1862.; Mesotages Felder, 1874; Tarchon Druce, 1887; and Zolessia Biezanko & Monné, 1968 as new synonyms of Prothysana Walker, 1855.

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Senior name:
Zolessia Biezanko & Monne, 1968: 101.


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