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

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Genus:
Sphecodes Hübner, 1822 . Syst.-alphab. Verz. eur. Schmett. : 39-52.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 4

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Geometra arcuaria Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.26, fig.137.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1966. Entomologists Gaz. 17: 14.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [GERMANY]: [Rhein, Jülich], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Sphecodes Latreille, 1804, Nouv. Dict. Hist. nat. 24 (Tables): 182, - Hymenoptera. There is no objective replacement name, but G. arcuaria is currently treated as congeneric with Phalaena paludata Linnaeus, 1767, the type-species of Scopula Schrank, 1802; the latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

The type-locality, taken from a Hübner manuscript note, was published by Prout, 1935, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 4 (Suppl.): 47.

See: SCOPULA Schrank, 1802.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ACIDALINA Staudinger, 1898; ACIDALIA Treitschke, 1825; ACIDALINA Staudinger, 1898; CALOTHYSANIS Hübner, 1823; CHLOROCRASPEDIA Warren, 1899; CRASPEDIA Hübner, 1825; CYMATIDA Sodoffsky, 1837; CYMATOIDES Agassiz, 1847; EUCIDALIA Sterneck, 1941; HOLARCTIAS Prout, 1913; INDUNA Warren, 1897; LEPTOMERIS Hübner, 1825; LIPOCENTRIS Warren, 1905; LONGULA Staudinger, 1892; LYCAUGES Butler, 1879; PHYLETIS Guenée, 1858; PIGIA Guenée, 1858; PLEIONOCENTRA Warren, 1898; PSILEPHYRA Bastelberger, 1909; PYLARGE Herrich-Schffer, 1855; RUNECA Moore, 1888; SARODRIA Sodoffsky, 1837; SAROTHRIA Agassiz, 1847; SPHECODES Hübner, 1822; SYNELYS Hulst, 1896; TRICHOCLADA Meyrick, 1886; TRIORISMA Warren, 1897; and USTOCIDALIA Sterneck, 1932 as junior synonyms of SCOPULA Schrank, 1802.

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Senior name:
Scopula Schrank, 1802: 162.


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