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

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Polydesma Boisduval, 1833 . Nouv. Annls Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 2 : 256.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Polydesma umbricola Boisduval, 1833. Nouv. Annls Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 2: 256.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 108.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Neotype - female MAURITIUS: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. This neotype designation fulfilled the requirements of the Code, Article 75 (c). A second neotype (also in BMNH), has been designated by Berio, 1971, Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Giacomo Doria 78: 28

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1967, Bull. Soc. ent, Fr. 72: 202

Nye (1975) stated:-

A second neotype (also in BMNH), has been designated by Berio, 1971, Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat Giacomo Doria 78: 281, for an externally similar but different species. Under the Code, Article 75 (d) the second neotype has no validity.

Polydesma and its type-species were also published in 1833 in Faune ent. Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice L├ępid.: 108, pl. 13, fig. 5.

See also: Trichopolydesma Berio, 1954.

Poole (1989) included POLYDESMA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included ANTHEMOISIA Blanchard, 1840; ANTHEMOESSA Agassiz, 1847; ANODAPHA Moore, 1885; and TRICHOPOLYDESMA Berio, 1954 as junior synonyms of POLYDESMA Boisduval, 1833.

Poole (1989) included 12 species in the genus POLYDESMA.

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Junior name(s):
Anodapha Moore, 1885: 91.
Anthemoessa ; Agassiz, 1847: 25.
Anthemoisia Blanchard, 1840: 521.

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