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

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Palpula Treitschke, 1833 , in Ochsenheimer. Schmett. Eur. 9(2) : 45.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Tinea bitrabicella Germar, 1817. Reise Dalmatien Ragusa Gebiet : 279.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1838. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 11: 16.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

A junior homonym of Palpula Kollar, 1832, Beitr. Landeskde Oesterr. Enns 2: 93, - Lepid., Oecophoridae. The objective replacement name is Acropogona Sodoffsky, 1837.

Palpula was made nomenclaturally available by Kollar prior to its proposal and generic description by Treitschke.

Unavailable designation of type-Species Tinea daphnella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, was designated by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 137. In the Introduction to the volume, pages 1-154, Boisduval reviewed earlier classifications of Lepidoptera and designated as many as three different type-species for each generic name. In his "Exposé de notre Méthode", pages 155-690, no type-species designation was made for any of the genera he himself used.
Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(iv), the type-species designation of an author is eligible for consideration if he states that it is the type".. and if it is clear that the author accepts it as the type-species". Boisdival's type designation, although clearly stated, do not fufill the last requirement and so are unavailable. Even though Boisduval's 1836 work was well known to lepidopterists, the type-designation contained in a have not been accepted by Hemming or by other authors.

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