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

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Genus:
Achroia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 163.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : PYRALIDAE : GALLERIINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx cinereola Hübner, 1803. Samml. eur. Schmett. 3: pl.23, fig.91.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Ragonot , 1893. Mém. Lépid. 7: x. [(as *cinerola, an incorrect subsequent spelling]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page.

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Incorrect type-species: Galleria aluearia Fabricius, 1798 a nominal species not originally included in ACHROIA, and not linked with one of the originally included nominal species when designated by Westwood, 1840, Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2 (Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 113; and by Blanchard, 1841, in d'Orbigny, Dict. univl Hist. nat. 1: 74.

See also: ACHROEA Agassiz, 1847.

ACHROIA was included within the subfamily PYRALIDAE: GALLERIINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Achroea ; Agassiz, 1847: 4.


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