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

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Genus:
Acanthocampa Dyar, 1905 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 28 : 951.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Acanthocampa excavata Dyar, 1905. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 28: 952, figs 17, 18.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAPAN: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of ACANTHOCAMPA Packard, 1902, Jl N.Y. ent. Soc. 10: 100 - Lepid. Saturniidae. There is no objective replacement name, but A. excavata is congeneric with Amphidasis flabellaria Heeger, 1838, the type-species of APOCHIMA Agassiz, 1847. The latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: APOCHIMA Agassiz, 1847.

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Senior name:
Apochima Agassiz, 1847: 29.


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