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

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Phoenicoprocta Druce, 1898 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 1 : 404.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Phoenicoprocta metachrysea Druce, 1898. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 1: 404.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [FRENCH GUIANA]: Cayenne, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

The name Phoenicoprocta probably originated from Hampson but was used and made nomenclaturally available by Druce prior to its proposal by Hampson, 1898 December, as the name for a new genus.

P. metachrysea is a junior subjective synonym of Eunomia vacillans Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1617.

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Junior name(s):
Hyela Walker, 1854: 172.
Phoenicoprocta Hampson, 1898: xiii (index), 23 (key), 196.

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