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

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Genus:
Daphnis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 134.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : MACROGLOSSINA

Type-species:
Sphinx nerii Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 490.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1837. British entomology 5: 626.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AFRICA] & [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list HISTRIOSPHINX Varis, 1976 and REGIA Tutt, 1903 as junior synonyms of DAPHNIS Hübner, 1819.

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Junior name(s):
Histriosphinx Varis, 1976: 127.


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