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

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Genus:
Deilephila Laspeyres, 1809 . Jena. Z. Med. Naturw. 4(240) : 100.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : CHOEROCAMPINA

Type-species:
Sphinx elpenor Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 491.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1824. British entomology 1: 3.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Ochsenheimer, 1808, Schmett. Eur. 2: 183-256 divided the genus Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758, into five sections, which he termed Families. In an anonymous review, later attributed by Ochsenheimer (1816, Schmett. Eur. 4: v) to Laspeyres, the ten species included in Ochsenheimer's Families II and III were combined in one group, for which the generic name Deilephila was proposed.

Deilephila was attributed by Curtis to Ochsenheimer, an incorrect authorship.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list CHOEROCAMPA Duponchel, 1835; CINOGON Butler, 1881; DILEPHILA Hampson, 1893; ELPENOR Agassiz, 1846; * ELPENOR Oken, 1815; * EUMORPHA Hübner, 1806 and METOPSILUS Duncan, 1836 as junior synonyms of DEILEPHILA Laspeyres, 1809.

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Junior name(s):
Deielphila ; Guérin-Méneville, 1843: 80.
Dellephila ; Ronsin, 1846: xxvii.
Dilephila ; Hampson, 1893: 97.
Dilephila ; Kusnetzov, 1906: 295, 328.
Dilophila ; Agassiz, 1847: 118, 124.
Dislephila ; Guérin-Méneville, 1844: 494.
Elpenor Agassiz, 1846: 24.
Elpenor Oken, 1815: 760.
Eumorpha Hübner, 1806: [1].
Metopsilus Duncan, 1836: 154.


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