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

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Genus:
Crambus Fabricius, 1798 . Entomologia systematica Suppl. : 420, 464.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : CRAMBINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena pascuella Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 535.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1826. British entomology 3: 109. [(but cited as 'erigatus Fab.')]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page.

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Cerambus has been used as the original generic name for species which are now in the Noctuidae.

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Invalid type-species designation: Latreille, 1810, Considérations générales sur l'Ordre naturel des Animaux: 441, cited four species, all of which were originally included. See also: Argyroteuchia Hübner, [1825]; Chilus Billberg, 1820; Palparia Haworth, 1811; Tetrachila Hübner, 1822.

CRAMBUS was included within the subfamily CRAMBIDAE: CRAMBINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Argyroteuchia Hübner, 1825: 364.
Chilus Billberg, 1820: 93.
Palparia Haworth, 1811: 481.
Tetrachila Hübner, 1822: 52-55, 66-79.


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