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

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Genus:
Psylla Germar, 1811 . Syst. Glossat. : 14.

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena celsia Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 507.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Nye , 1975. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 1: 456.

Type specimens:
Type EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Psylla Geoffroy, 1762, Hist. Insect. Paris. 1: 482, - Hemiptera. This work has been rejected for nomenclatural purposes by Int. Commn zool. Nom., 1954, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 4 Opinion 228: 211. The generic name Psylla Geoffroy has, however, been subsequently validated under the plenary powers of the Commission, 1965, Bull. zool. Nom. 22 Opinion 731: 86. Psylla Geoffroy has been placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name No. 1671. The objective replacement name for Psylla Germar is Staurophora R.L., 1817.

See: STAUROPHORA R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817.

Poole (1989) included PSYLLA Germar, 1810 (preoccupied); DIACOPE Hübner, 1820; CELSIA Stephens, 1829; CALOTAENIA Stephens, 1830; JASPIDIA Boisduval, 1840 (preoccupied); and CALLITAENIA Agassiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of STAUROPHORA R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817.

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Senior name:
Staurophora R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817: 286.


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