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

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Apoda Haworth, 1809 . Lepid. Br. : 137.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx testudo Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 65.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 552. [(as a junior name of avellana Linnaeus, 1758, which Kirby placed as a senior synonym of testudo [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, a nominal species originally included in Apoda]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: [Vienna district] Wienergegend, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Both Haworth and Kirby attributed testudo to Fabricius, an incorrect authorship.

Bombyx testudo is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena limacodes Hufnagel, 1766, Berl. Mag. 3: 402, 425.

Phalaena avellana Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 531, has been misidentified by authors and used as a senior subjective synonym of Bombyx testudo [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, Dr.J.D. Bradley, Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, has examined the female type of avellana in the Linnean Collection in London and placed it as a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena rosana Linnaeus, 1758, ibidem 1: 530.

Apoda is dated from the wrapper of the part, not from the title-page of the volume which is dated 1803.

APODA was included within the subfamily ZYGAENOIDEA: LIMACODIDAE: LIMACODINAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Chelone R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817: 288.
Chelonia ; Hübner, 1826: 62.
Chelonias Hübner, 1825: 398.
Cochlidia ; Hübner, 1825: 99.
Cochlidion Hübner, 1806: [2].
Cochlidium Hübner, 1822: 58, 65.
Limacodes Berthold, 1827: 480.
Manlia Agassiz, 1846: 43.
Manlia Oken, 1815: 667.

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