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

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Asteria Felder, 1874 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.83, fig.15.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : LIMACODIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Asteria nivosa Felder, 1874. In: Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.83, fig.15.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [ETHIOPIA] AFRICA: Bogos [near Keren], (? Depository).. Cited by Felder, 1875, ibidem 2 (Abt.2) Erklärung to pls 75-107: 2

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A junior homonym of Asteria d'Orbigny, [1850] 1849, Prodrome Paléontologie 1: 240, - Echinoderma. There is no objective replacement name, but A. nivosa is congeneric with Latoia albifrons Guérin-Méneville, [1844], the type-species of Latoia Guérin-Méneville, [1844]; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Latoia Guérin-Méneville, 1844: 512.

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