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

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Genus:
Hypercompe Hübner, 1808 . Erste Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. : [3], 7.

Status:
Rejected Name

Homonyms: 5

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Included in a work rejected for nomenclatural purposes by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1966, Bull. zool. Nom. 23 (Opinion 789): 213. Placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology: Name No. 1862.

Only included species: * Hypercompe tenera Hübner, 1808, ibidem: [3], 7, later established as Cycnia Hübner, 1818.

Hypercompe Hübner, 1819 was treated as a nomen-oblitum by Hodges et al, 1983, Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico including Greenland, p. 116.

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Senior name:
Cycnia Hübner, 1818: 7.


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