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

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Amastris Meyrick, 1884 . Trans. N.Z. Inst. 16 : 104.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym & Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Amastris encausta Meyrick, 1883. N.Z. J. Sci. Dunedin 1: 530.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Amastris Stâl, 1860, K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (N.F.) 3 (6): 29 - Hemiptera. There is no objective replacement name, but A. encausta is congeneric with Sestra fusiplagiata Walker, [1863], the type-species of Sestra Walker, [1863]; the latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

Amastris was again proposed by Meyrick, 1884, Trans. N.Z. Inst. 16: 104.

See: SESTRA Walker, [1863] 1862.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMASTRIS Meyrick, 1883; and PSEUDOSESTRA Butler, 1882 as junior synonyms of SESTRA Walker, 1863.

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Senior name:
Sestra Walker, 1863: 1750.

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