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

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Genus:
Aspila Stephens, 1834 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) IV : 104.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
TORTRICOIDEA : TORTRICIDAE : OLETHREUTINAE : GRAPHOLITINI

Type-species:
Phalaena lediana Linnaeus, sensu Haworth, 1811. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 532. [[= Coccyx janthinana Duponchel, 1835, in Godart & Duponchel, Hist. nat. L├ępid. Paillons Fr. 9: 245, pl.248, fig.1]]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fernald , 1908. Genera Tortricidae Types : 27(as `lediana Haw. (janthiniana Dup.)',58. [(as janthinana Dup)]

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Stephens as lediana Linnaeaus and included as abbreviated reference to Stephens, 1829, Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 176, where Stephens equated the Linnaean name to its usage by Haworth, P. lediana Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 532, does not occur in the British Isles and Rebel, 1901, in Staudinger & Rebel, Cat. Lepid. palaearct. Faunengeb. (2): 123, placed "Ladiana Hw." as a synonym of janthinana Duponchel.

Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species is to be referred to the Commission, to fix as the type-species whichever nominal species will "best serve stability and universality of nomenclature". We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Aspila Stephens, the nominal species actually involved, namely Coccyx janthinana Duponchel, 1835.

Aspila was established to denote a subgenus of Pseudotomia Stephens, 1829.

Listed under GRAPHOLITA Treitschke, 1829, in Ochsenheimer, Schmett. Eur. 7: 232 in T@RTS: Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae (Ver. 2.0) by Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2012.

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