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

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Scotogramma Edwards, 1887 . Can. Ent. 19 : 146.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Scotogramma stretchii Edwards, 1887. Can. Ent. 19: 146.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 female & 2 males [U.S.A.]: Colorado desert, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Scotogramma was used and made nomenclaturally available by Edwards before its proposal by Smith, [1888 January 6] 1887, not 1897 as cited in Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1: 444. Scotogramma Smith, [1888], is therefore a junior homonym; it has no objective replacement name but its type-species Anarta submarina Grote is congeneric with Scotogramma stretchii Edwards, the type-species of Scotogramma Edwards. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Scotogramma Edwards, in the Noctuidae, Hadeninae, is cited here as it was not included in Nye, 1975, ibidem 1.

Poole (1989) included SCOTOGRAMMA Smith, 1888 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of SCOTOGRAMMA Edwards, 1887.

Poole (1989) included 16 species in the genus SCOTOGRAMMA.

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Junior name(s):
Scotogramma Smith, 1897: 469.

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