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

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Anthemoisia Blanchard, 1840 , in Brullé. Hist. nat. Ins. 3 : 521.    [BHLBHL]

Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Polydesma umbricola Boisduval, 1833. Nouv. Annls Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 2: 256. [(of POLYDESMA Boisduval, 1852)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 72: 202.

Type specimens:
Neotype - female MAURITIUS: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1967, Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 72: 202

Nye (1975) stated:-

Proposed, unnecessarily, as an objective replacement name for Polydesma Boisduval, 1833, which Blanchard considered to be a junior homonym of Polydesmus Latreille, 1802, in Sonnini's Buffon, Hist. nat. gén. et particuliére des Crustacés et Insectes 3: 44, - Myriapoda.

See: POLYDESMA Boisduval, 1833.

Poole (1989) included ANTHEMOISIA Blanchard, 1840; ANTHEMOESSA Agassiz, 1847; ANODAPHA Moore, 1885; and TRICHOPOLYDESMA Berio, 1954 as junior synonyms of POLYDESMA Boisduval, 1833.

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Senior name:
Polydesma Boisduval, 1833: 256.

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