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

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Strigoides Guérin-Méneville, 1844 . Iconog. Régne Anim. Cuvier 3(Insectes) : 505.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : COSSIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Strigoides leucolophus Guérin-Méneville, 1844. Iconog. Régne Anim. Cuvier 3(Insectes): 505.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Viette , 1951. Lambillionea 51: 71.

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Viette incorrectly stated his type-species designation to be by monotypy. Guérin-Méneville included three species in his genus Strigoides, Phalaena strix Linnaeus, 1758; Cossus labyrinthicus Donovan, 1805; and Strigoides leucolophus sp.n. Viette's designation is neverless valid, for under Article 69(a)(iii) of the Code `... an author is considered to have designated one of the originally included nominal species as type-species, if he states that it is the type (or type-species), for whatever reason, right or wrong, and if it is clear that he himself accepts it as the type-species'.

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