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

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Sophronia Duponchel, 1845 . Cat. méth. Lépid. Eur. : 211.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Pyralis emortualis Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 120.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Tams , 1939. Entomologist 72: 141.

Type specimens:
Type AUSTRIA: Vienna region, [Type(s) lost]..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Invalid designation of type-species: P. emortualis had earlier been cited amongst 'types' by Guenée, 1854, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 8: 3, in a footnote reviewing Herrich-Schäffer, 1845, Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Eur. 2. Within the same sentence Guenée cited up to three nominal species for each genus. The French word 'types' was being used to mean the same as the English 'examples'.

A junior homonym of Sophronia Hübner, [1825] 1816, Verz. bekannter. Schmett.: 407, -Lepid., Tineidae. The objective replacement name is Trisateles Tams, 1939.

Sophronia Duponchel, [1845] was treated in the Noctuidae, Hypeninae/Herminiinae in Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World, 1 : 493.

The junior objective synonym of Sophronia, Trisateles Tams, 1939 was transferred from the Hypeninae to the Catocalinae within the Noctuidae by Tikhomirov, 1979, Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR 82 : 82. Sophronia is also transferred to the Catocalinae here.

See: TRISATELES Tams, 1939.

Poole (1989) included AETHIA Hübner, 1825 (preoccupied); SOPHRONIA Duponchel, 1845 (preoccupied); and STANDFUSSIA Spuler, 1907 (preoccupied) as junior synonyms of TRISATELES Tams, 1939.

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Senior name:
Trisateles Tams, 1939: 141.

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