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Dasychira Hübner, 1806 . Tentamen determinationis digestionis : [1].    [BHLBHL]

Rejected Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Included in a work rejected for nomenclatural purposes by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1926, Smithson. misc. Collns 73 (4) (Opinion 97): 19. Also idem, 1954, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 6 (Opinion 278): 140.

Only included species: Phalaena pudibunda Linnaeus, 1758.

Dasychiridae Packard, 1864 was proposed for placement on the Official list of Rejected and Invalid Family-Group Names in Zoology by Fletcher, Nye & Ferguson, 1980, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 37 (1) : 42. Precedence to be given to Lymantriidae Hampson, 1893.

Elkneria Börner in Brohmer, 1932 was proposed for re-establishment by Gomez-Bustillo, 1980, SHILAP (Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterologia) Revista de Lepidopterologia 8 (2) : 153.

Elkneria was subsequently treated as a valid genus, Bacallado-Aranega, Gomez-Bustillo and Vives-Moreno, 1981, SHILAP (Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterologia) Revista de Lepidopterologia 9 (1) : 7.

The genus Elkneria is treated as a synonym of Calliteara in Holloway, 1999 (The Moths of Borneo) (pers. comm. Harri Jalava

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Senior name:
Elkneria Börner, 1932: 393.

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