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

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Philalcea Stephens, 1835 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 4 : 396.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tortrix harpana Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 7: pl.13 fig.77.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1836. British entomology 13: 583. [(as a junior name of ramella Linnaeus)]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

When Curtis designated as type-species Phalaena ramella Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 540 (a nominal species not originally included in Anticlea Stephens, and its objective replacement name Philalcea Stephens) he also, on the next page, placed harpana (a nominal species originally included in Anticlea Stephens) as a junior subjective synonym of ramella. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 60(a)(v), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.

Philalcea was established as an objective replacement name for Anticlea Stephens, 1834, a junior homonym.

See also: * Philaclea Razowski, 1977.

Listed under AETHES Billberg, 1820, Enum. Insect. 90 in T@RTS: Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae (Ver. 2.0) by Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2012.

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Junior name(s):
Philaclea ; Razowski, 1977: 270.

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