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

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Metrocampus Berthold, 1827 , in Latreille. Nat. Familien Thierreichs : 484. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Duponchel, 1829, in Godart & Duponchel, Hist. nat. Lepid. Papillons Fr. 7 (2): 103, 122.]    [BHLBHL]

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena margaritata Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), 1: 865.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Systema Naturae 7(2): 103.

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Campaea Lamarck, 1816.

Included by Duponchel as * Metrocampe margaritaria Treitschke; * Metrocampe, attributed to Latreille, is an incorrect authorship and an incorrect subsequent spelling; margaritaria is an unjustified emendation of margaritata and Treitschke an incorrect authorship.

Metrocampus Berthold originated from the vernacular name Métrocampe, used by Latreille, 1825, Familles naturelles du Règne Animal: 477.

See: CAMPAEA Lamarck, 1816.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ERATOPIS R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817; METROCAMPA Braund, 1846; METROCAMPUS Berthold, 1827; and TRIBACIS Billberg, 1820 as junior synonyms of CAMPAEA Lamarack, 1816.

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Senior name:
Campaea Lamarck, 1816: 568.

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