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

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Pseudocalpe Möschler, 1890 . Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16 : 179.

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Pseudocalpe tristriga Möschler, 1890. Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16: 180.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Nye , 1975. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 1: 413.

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female CUBA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. tristriga was first described by Herrich-Schäffer, 1868, Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 22: 181 but was without a generic name and so not nomenclaturally available. Gundlach, 1881, Contribucion Ent. Cubana 1: 329, repeated the description but still did not place tristriga in a genus.

Pseudocalpe was proposed primarily for tristriga but two other species were also mentioned. P. tristriga was placed in Sudariophora Zeller, 1872, by Schaus, 1940, Scient. surv. P. Rico 12: 260; thus Pseudocalpe is a junior subjective synonym.

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

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