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

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Genus:
Pyrodesma Boisduval, 1870 . Consid. Lépid. Guatemala : 85.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Phalaena amica Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 158, pl.370, fig.H.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson, Fletcher & Nye , 1980. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 2: 30.

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

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Calodesma Hübner, [1820].

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Senior name:
Calodesma Hübner, 1820: 177.


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