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

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Spirama Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 194.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena retorta Clerck, 1764. Icon. Insect. rariorum 2: pl.[54].

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as `retorta Lin. Mus. Lud. Ulr. II - Clerck t. 54, f. 2. 3')]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [CHINA, JAPAN, INDIA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Linnaeus, 1764, Mus. Ludovicae Ulricae: 376, No. 11, cited retorta without any reference to Clerck but on page 379 referred to Clerck t.54, f.I. In the absence of more exact dating I am following Sherborn, 1902, Index Anim. (1758-1800): 829, and giving Clerck priority.

Poole (1989) included SPIRAMIA Walker, 1858 as a junior synonym of SPIRAMA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 19 species in the genus SPIRAMA.

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Junior name(s):
Spiramia ; Walker, 1858: 1318.

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