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

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Genus:
Aspa Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 452.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGANAINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena heliconia Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 511.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) INDIA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

A junior homonym of Aspa Adams & Adams, [1853] 1858, Genera recent Mollusca 1: 106, - Mollusca. There is no objective replacement name but P. heliconia is the senior subjective synonym of P. silvandra Stoll, the type-species of Hypsa Hübner, [1819]. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Aspa was established as a subgenus of Hypsa Hübner, [1819].


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Senior name:
Hypsa Hübner, 1819: 172.


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