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

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Genus:
Nycthemera ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 98.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Incorrect Subsequent Spelling

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

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

An incorrect subsequent spelling of Nyctemera Hübner, [1820]. * Nychemera was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3 under Dates of some important Publications.

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Senior name:
Nyctemera Hübner, 1820: 178.


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