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

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Laemocharis Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pls 46-48, figs 238-258. [[1858], ibidem 1: 80]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Laemocharis pertyi Herrich-Schäffer, 1854. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.47, fig.249.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 32. [(but attributed to Boisduval, an incorrect authorship); [1858], ibidem 1: 73]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.] AM.: [Georgia] Georg, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

The name Laemocharis probably originated from Boisduval who attributed it to himself in Boisduval, 1870, Considérations Lépid. Guatemala: 80.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Laemocharis when established was not placed in a family; it was placed in the Zygaenidae by Grote, 1873, when the type-species was designated, and retained in the Zygaenidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 137, and by Bryk, 1936, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 71: 301. Both Kirby and Bryk designated different and invalid type-species. Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 175, placed L. pertyi in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae.

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Junior name(s):
Hyalopis Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 101, 103.

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