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

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Genus:
Phanaspa Walker, 1866 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (34) : 1211.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Phanaspa thermesialis Walker, 1866. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1211.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype SOUTH AFRICA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Phanaspa Walker [1866 1865, ibidem, 34: 1192, - Lepid. Noctuidae. The objective replacment name is Busmadis Walker, 1866.

See: BUSMADIS Walker, [1866] 1865.

Poole (1989) included PHANASPA Walker, 1866; BUSMADIS Walker, 1866; and FALCAPYRIS Berio, 1960 as junior synonyms of CERYNEA Walker, 1859.

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Senior name:
Busmadis Walker, 1866: 1984.


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