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

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Genus:
Arctoproctus Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 92.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOTODONTIDAE : THAUMETOPOEINAE

Type-species:
Arcturus sparshalli Curtis, 1830. British entomology 5: 336.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson, Fletcher & Nye , 1980. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 2: 195.

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

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

A junior objective synonym of Trichiocercus Stephens, 1835.

Arctoproctus was included by Herrich-Schüffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schüffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool. -min. Ver. Regensburg 23:214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1885; the Heft wrapper is so dated. The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856.

Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3 under 'Dates of some important Publications'.

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Senior name:
Trichiocercus Stephens, 1835: 386.


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