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

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Genus:
Petasia Stephens, 1828 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 2 : 31.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : PSAPHIDINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx cassinia Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 61.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited as *`Bo. cassinea Fabricius', an incorrect spelling and authorship)]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ASTEROSCOPUS Boisduval, 1829; PETASIA Stephens, 1829; BRACHYONYCHA Agassiz, 1847; and SELENOSCOPUS Heinemann, 1859 as junior synonyms of BRACHIONYCHA Hübner, 1819.

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Senior name:
Asteroscopus Boisduval, 1828: 59.


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