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

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Genus:
Rhoptrophalaena Hampson, 1918 . Novit. zool. 25 : 366.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : COCYTIINAE

Type-species:
Cocytia durvillii Boisduval, 1828. Essai Monogr. Zygénides : 22, pl.1, fig.1. [(of COCYTIA Boisduval, 1828)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) NEW GUINEA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) and Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Proposed, unnecessarily, as an objective replacement name for Cocytia Boisduval, 1828, which Hampson considered to be a homonym of Cocytius Hübner, [1819] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett.: 140,- Lepid., Sphingidae.

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Senior name:
Cocytia Boisduval, 1828: 22, pl.1, fig. 1.


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