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

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Genus:
Ascalapha Hübner, 1809 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : pl.[196].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena odorata Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 505.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited by Hubner as *`odora', an incorrect subsequent spelling by Linnaeus, 1764, Mus. Lud. Ulr.: 374)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) AMERICA: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included IDECHTHIS Hübner, 1821; and OTOSEMA Hübner, 1823 as junior synonyms of ASCALAPHA Hübner, 1809.

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Junior name(s):
Idechthis Hübner, 1821: [5].
Otosema Hübner, 1823: pl.[206].


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