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

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Hypatia Kirby, 1892 . Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1 : 147.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Hysia delecta Butler, 1876. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.), 12: 396.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: Para, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Hypatia was established as the objective replacement name for Hysia Walker, 1854, which was established as a subgenus of Glaucopis Fabricius, 1807, in the `Zygaenides', now Zygaenidae.

Hypatia and Hysia were retained in the Zygaenidae by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 147; they were placed in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae, by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 266.

The Ctenuchidae were included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: ARCTIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Hysia Walker, 1854: 172.

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