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

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Genus:
Phytonia Sodoffsky, 1837 . Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 10(6) : 90.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena plummistaria Villers, 1789. Caroli Linn. Ent. 2: 326. [(of FIDONIA Treitschke, 1825)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 107. [(as * plumistaria, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) FRANCE: Nimes, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Proposed unnecessarily as an objective replacement name for Fidonia Treitschke, 1825, which Sodoffsky considered inappropriate.

See: EURRANTHIS Hübner, [1823] 1816.

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Senior name:
Eurranthis Hübner, 1823: 296.


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