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

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Hyela Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 172.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Glaucopis sanguinea Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 172.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AMERICA]: [tropical], (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Hyela was established as a subgenus of Glaucopis Fabricius, 1807, in the `Zygaenides', now Zygaenidae; it was placed in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae, by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 196.

A junior homonym of Hyela Stephens, 1850, List Specimens Br. Anim. Colln Br. Mus. 5: 149, - Lepid., Noctuidae. There is no objective replacement name but the type-species of Hyela Walker, 1854, is currently considered to be congeneric with the type-species of Phoenicoprocta Druce, 1898. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Phoenicoprocta Druce, 1898: 404.

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