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

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Genus:
Systropha Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 166.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx aureola Hübner, 1803. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. 3: pl.24, fig.98.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1878. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 18.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

A junior homonym of Systropha Illiger, 1806, Magazin Insektenk. (Illiger) 5: 145, - Insecta, Hymenoptera. There is no objective replacement name but the type-species of Systropha Hübner is currently considered to be congeneric with the type-species of Eilema Hübner, [1819]. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A junior homonym of Systropha Illiger, 1806, Magazin Insektenk. (Illiger) 5: 145, - Insecta, Hymenoptera.

The objective replacement name is Wittia Freina, 1980.

Strysopha was also proposed as a replacement name for the preoccupied name Systropha Hübner, 1816, nec Illiger, 1806, (Hymenoptera) by Arora & Chaudhury, 1982, Zoological survey of India Technical Monograph (6) : 27.

This is an unnecessary replacement name as Wittia had already been given as the replacement name in 1980.

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Senior name:
Eilema Hübner, 1819: 165.


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