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

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Genus:
Herse Oken, 1815 . Lehrb. Naturgesch. (Zool.) 3(1) : 762.

Status:
Rejected Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SPHINGINAE : SPHINGINI

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Included in a work rejected for nomenclatural purposes by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1956, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 14 (Opinion 417): 3.

Originally included species: Sphinx convolvuli Linnaeus, 1758; Sphinx ligustri Linnaeus, 1758; Sphinx pinastri Linnaeus, 1758.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) include GARGANTUA Kirby, 1892; HERSE Agassiz, 1846; HERSE Oken, 1815; HYLOECUS Agassiz, 1846; HYLOECUS Kuznetsova, 1906; HYLOICUS Hübner, 1819; LETHIA Hübner, 1819; LINTNERIA Butler, 1876; MESOSPHINX Cockerell, 1920; and SPECTRUM Scopoli, 1777 as junior synonyms of SPHINX Linnaeus, 1758.

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Senior name:
Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758: 489.


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