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

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Salacia Boie, 1839 , in Freyer. Z. Ent. (Germar) 1 : 391.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Mamestra sodae Boisduval, 1829. Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 5.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Nye , 1975. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 1: 162.

Type specimens:
Syntypes [FRANCE]: [Hérault], [Montpellier] Monspelii, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Salacia Lamouroux, 1816, Hist. Polypiers Cora;;igénés flexibles: 212, - Coelenterata. There is no objective replacement name but M. sodae is congeneric with Mamestra chartaria Grote, 1873, the type-species of Discestra Hampson, 1905. The latter is therefore available for use as the subjective replacement name.

M. sodae has usually been attributed to Rambur, 1829 May, Annls Sci. Observ. 2: 260, but Higgins, 1965, Entomologist 98: 242 has reasoned that Boisduval had priority.

See: DISCESTRA Hampson, 1905.

Poole (1989) included SALACIA Boie, 1839 as a junior synonym of DISCESTRA Hampson, 1905.

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Senior name:
Discestra Hampson, 1905: viii (index), 14.

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