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

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Genus:
Selenis Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 361.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena suero Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 3, pl.97, fig.F. [(but cited as *suera Cramer, an incorrect subsequent spelling.)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 135.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Selenis Hope, 1839, Ann. nat. Hist. 3: 96, -Coleoptera. The objective replacement name is Selenisa Hayward, 1967.

See: SELENISA Hayward, 1967.

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Senior name:
Selenisa Hayward, 1967: 133.


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