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

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Genus:
Orthogramma Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 347.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Orthogramma coppryi Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 7: 348.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 134.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [FRENCH GUIANA]: Cayenne, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Orthogramma R.L., 1817, Jenaische Allg. Lit.-Ztg 1: 285, -Lepid., Noctuidae. There is no objective replacement name, but O. coppryi is conspecific with Archana certa Walker, 1865, the type-species of Archana Walker, 1865. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

See: ARCHANA Walker, 1865.

Poole (1989) included EPITAUSA Walker, 1857 as the subjective replacement name of ORTHOGRAMMA Guenée, 1852

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Senior name:
Archana Walker, 1865: 1097.


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