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

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Rhesalides Hampson, 1926 . Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 274.

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Rhesalides admiraltensis Hampson, 1926. Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 274.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 3 males [NEW GUINEA]: Admiralty Is, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Rhesalides Prout, 1921, -Lepid., Noctuidae. This generic name probably originated from Hampson but was used and unintentionally made nomenclaturally available by Prout prior to its proposal and generic description by Hampson. There is no objective replacement name but R. admiraltensis is congeneric with Rhesalides keiensis Prout, 1921, the type-species of Rhesalides Prout, 1921. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

See: RHESALIDES Prout, 1921.

Poole (1989) included RHESALIDES Hampson, 1926 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of RHESALIDES Prout, 1921.

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Senior name:
Rhesalides Prout, 1921: 31.

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