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

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Genus:
Arhacia Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 91.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOTODONTIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Anodonta combusta Herrich-Schäffer, 1854. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.18, figs 81, 82.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but attributed to Boisduval, an incorrect authorship)]

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

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Arhacia was included by Herrich-Schüffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6:82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schüffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23:214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3 under Dates of some important Publications.


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Junior name(s):
Anodonta Herrich-Schäffer, 1854: Wrapper, pl.18, fig. 81, 82.
Arrhacia ; Bergroth, 1908: 252.


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