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

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Genus:
Selenoscopus Heinemann, 1859 . Schmett. Dtl. Schweiz 1 : 445.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : PSAPHIDINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx nubeculosa Esper, 1785. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 3: 248, pl.48 [not 68], fig.6.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository).. No locality given.

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Selenoscopus is a junior objective synonym of Brachionycha Hübner, [1819].

See: BRACHIONYCHA Hübner, [1819] 1816.

Poole (1989) included ASTEROSCOPUS Boisduval, 1829; PETASIA Stephens, 1829; BRACHYONYCHA Agassiz, 1847; and SELENOSCOPUS Heinemann, 1859 as junior synonyms of BRACHIONYCHA Hübner, 1819.

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Senior name:
Brachionycha Hübner, 1819: 144.


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