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

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Aphlyctaena Kaye & Lamont, 1927 . Mem. Dep. Agric. Trinidad Tobago 3 : 77.

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phlyctaina irrigualis Möschler, 1890. Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16: 229.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype PUERTO RICO: ? Locality, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Aphlyctaena originated from Hampson, who intended to publish it as a replacement name for Phlyctaina Möschler, 1890, which Hampson considered to be a homonym of Phlyctaenia Hübner, [1825], Verz. bekannter Schmett. : 359, - Lepid., Pyralidae.

Aphlyctaena is a junior objective synonym of Phlyctaina Möschler, 1890.

See: PHLYCTAINA Möschler, 1890.

Poole (1989) included APHLYCTAENA Kaye, 1927 as a junior synonym of PHLYCTAINA Möschler, 1890.

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Senior name:
Phlyctaina Möschler, 1890: 228.

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