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

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Genus:
Psectrotarsia Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 5 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HELIOTHINAE

Type-species:
Psectrotarsia fuscirena Hampson, 1910. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus.Mus. 9: 232, fig.93.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1910. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 9: 232.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male ARGENTINA: Mendoza, Trofero Soza, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Hampson, 1910, ibidem 9: 232.

A junior homonym of Psectrotarsia Dognin, 1907. This generic name probably originated from Hampson but was used and made available by Dognin prior to its proposal and generic description by Hampson. There is no objective replacement name but P. fuscire is congeneric with Psectrotarsia flava Dognin, the type-species of Psectrotarsia Dognin, 1907. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

See: PSECTROTARSIA Dognin, 1907.

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Senior name:
Psectrotarsia Dognin, 1907: 240.


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