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

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Hypercompe Hübner, 1819 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : pl.[191].    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 5

Higher classification:

Phalaena icasia Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 130, 149, pl.181, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1966. Bull. zool. Nom. 23: 213 (Opinion 789). [(but included by Hübner as Hypercompe eridane (Cramer) a misidentification)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hypercompe Hübner, 1819 was treated as the senior [subjective] synonym of Ecpantheria Hübner, 1820; Watson, 1977, Revista de la Facultad de Agronomia 9 (2) : 137.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. icasia is dated from the wrapper of the past and not from the title-page of the volume, 1779. The species figured by Hübner, [1819]: pl.[191] was misidentified and was not Phalaena eridanus Cramer, 1775, ibidem 1:107, but was Phalaena icasia Cramer, 1777, fide Seitz, 1919, Gross-Schmett. Erde 6:319. In accordance with the Code. Article 70(a), the Commission designated Phalaena icasia as type-species.

Hypercompe Hübner, [1819], was placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name No.1738 by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1966, ibidem 23 (Opinion 789): 213.

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Junior name(s):
Hypercompe Hübner, 1818: 7, 33.
Hypercompe ; Billberg, 1820: 91.

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