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

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Spartopteryx Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 10 : 121.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Synopsia kindermannaria Staudinger, 1871. In: Staudinger & Wocke, Cat. Lepid. eur. Faunengeb. : 163.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included by Guenée as `serrularia Lederer', a misidentification)]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [RUSSIA]: Altai, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Guenée's diagnosis of Spartopteryx was founded on the species which Lederer, 1855, Verh. zool.-bot. Ver. Wien 5 (Abh.): 113, pl.2 (Lederer sibir. Schmetterl.), figs 1, 2, had misidentified as Fidonia serrularia Eversmann, 1847; Guenée himself thought that Lederer's identification might be in error. Staudinger, 1871, ibidem: 163, stated that Fidonia serrularia Eversmann sensu Lederer, 1855, was a misidentification and named the species Synopsia kindermannaria.

See Frontispiece 2, fig.13, Synopsia kindermannaria Staudinger, male.

Under Article 70(a) of the Code, the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus SPARTOPTERYX.

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