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

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Euplagia Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 180.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena hera Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), 1: 834.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 261. [(as a junior name of quadripunctaria Poda)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) GERMANY & ITALY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

but cited as Phalaena quadripunctaria Poda, 1761, a nominal species not originally included in Euplagia. Kirby, however, placed quadripunctaria as the senior synonym of hera, a nominal species originally included in Euplagia. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included name as the type-species.

P. hera is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena quadripunctaria Poda, 1761, Insecta Mus. Graecensis: 89.

EUPLAGIA was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: ARCTIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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