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

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Genus:
Euteles Gistel, 1848 . Naturg. Thierreichs : ix.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx flexula Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 64. [(of LASPEYRESIA Herich-Schäffer, 1839)]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included by Herrich-Schäffer as felxularia, an unjustified emendation)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Proposed, unnecessarily, as the objective replacement name for Laspeyresia Herrich-Schäffer, 1839.

Euteles Gistl is not preoccupied; * Euteles Dejean, 1835, Cat. Coléoptéres Colln M. le Comte Deyean (Edn 2): 348, and the only included species * Lurida Dejean are both nomina nuda.

See: LASPEYRIA Germar, 1810.

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Senior name:
Laspeyria Germar, 1810: 13.


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