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

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Genus:
Eriphia Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 96, 97. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 16, 17]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Invalid Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Antichloris phemonoe Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 9.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson, Fletcher & Nye , 1980. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 2: 12. [(The type designation by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalanae. Br. Mus. 1:399 of Zygaena eriphia Fabricius is valid as Hampson linked more than one of the originally included species with eriphia in the synonymy of the latter. A junior homonym of Eriphia]

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

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

The type designation by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 399 of Zygaena eriphia Fabricius is invalid as Hampson linked more than one of the originally included species with eriphia in the synonymy of the latter.

A junior homonym of Eriphia Latereille, 1817, Nouv. Dictionnaire Hist. nat. (Edn 2) 10: 404, - Crustacea. There is no objective replacement name but A. phemonoe is a junior subjective synonym of Anthichloris Hübner, 1818. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name. Eriphia Herrich-Schäffer was placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology: Name No.1721.

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Senior name:
Antichloris Hübner, 1818: 9, 24.


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