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

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Genus:
Syntarctia Hampson, 1901 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3 : ix [index], 4 [key], 98.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Halysidota aenone Butler, 1878. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 50.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as *Halesidota, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon Basin, (? Depository)..

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

The original designation by Hampson of Halysidota testacea Möschler, 1877, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien (Abh.) 27: 668 (but cited as * Halisidota), as type-species of Syntarctia, was an error as S. testacea Möschler sensu Hampson, 1901, was a misidentification of Halysidota aenone Butler, 1878, as shown by Hampson, 1920, ibidem (Suppl.) 2: 211 (but cited as * Oenone, an incorrect subsequent spelling). This is a case of a misidentified type-species which should be referred to the Commission under Article 70(a) of the Code.

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