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

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Genus:
Scaptia Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 376.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Chrysauge antholia Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 376.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1934. In: Strand, Lepid. Cat. 61: 130. [(but cited as intercepta Walker, 1854, which Prout placed (on the same page) as a senior synonym of antholia Walker, 1854, one of the nominal species originally included in Scaptia)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) NICARAGUA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Scaptia Walker, 1850, Insecta Saundersiana 1: 8 - Diptera. There is no objective replacement name, but C. antholia is congeneric with Micropus longalis Hübner, 1818, the type-species of Smicropus Warren, 1895. The latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name. C. antholia is a junior subjective synonym of C. intercepta Walker, 1854, ibidem 2: 372.

Incorrect type-species: Chrysauge intercepta Walker, 1854, a name not originally included in Scaptia, and not linked with one of the originally included names when designated by Warren, 1895, Novit. zool. 2: 85. This genus was originally proposed in the Lithosiidae (now Arctiidae) as a subgenus of Chrysauge Hübner, [1823], but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Warren, 1894, Novit. zool. 1: 85.

See: SMICROPUS Warren, 1895.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MICROPINUS Kirby, 1912; MICROPUS Hübner, 1818; and SCAPTIA Walker, 1854 as junior synonyms of SMICROPUS Warren, 1895.

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Senior name:
Smicropus Warren, 1895: 85.


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