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

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Genus:
Phissama Moore, 1860 , in Horsfield & Moore. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 2 : 362.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Amphissa vacillans Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 685. [(of Amphissa Walker, 1855)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) HONG KONG: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

A. vacillans is a junior subjective synonym of Spilosoma transiens Walker, 1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 3: 675.

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Junior name(s):
Amphissa Walker, 1855: 684.


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