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

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Pyralis Linnaeus, 1758 . Systema Naturae (Edn 10) 1 : 533.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena farinalis Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 533.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1957. Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 15: 253 (Opinion 450).    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Nye (1975) stated:-

Pyralis was originally proposed as a subgenus of Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758.

Several species now in the Noctuidae were originally placed in Pyralis.

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Pyralis was placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name No. 1060, with P. farinalis designated as type-species under the plenary powers of the Commission. Neave, 1940, Nomencl. zool. 3: 1056, cited 'Pyralis [Denis & Schiffermüller] 1775' as the first available use of this name.

See also: Asopia Treitschke, 1828; Spyrella Rafinesque, 1815.

PYRALIS was included within the subfamily PYRALIDAE: PYRALINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Asopia Treitschke, 1828: 316.
Spyrella Rafinesque, 1815: 129.

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