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

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Genus:
Orphanus ; Agassiz, 1847 . Nomencl. zool. (Index univ.) : 264.

Status:
Unjustified Emendation

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

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

An unjustified emendation of Orphanos Hübner, [1825].

Also used by Herrich-Schäffer, 1855, Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 94, 96.

The `Index universalis' was published as Fascicle 12 of the Nomenclator zoologicus; Orphanos is dated from the wrapper of Fascicle 12, not from its title-page dated 1846.

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Senior name:
Orphanos Hübner, 1825: 306.


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