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

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Asteroscopus Boisduval, 1828 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 59.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx cassinia Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 61.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 71.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Nye (1975) stated:-

B. cassinia is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena sphinx Hufnagel, 1776, Berlin. Mag. 3 (4): 400.

Poole (1989) included ASTEROSCOPUS Boisduval, 1829; PETASIA Stephens, 1829; BRACHYONYCHA Agassiz, 1847; and SELENOSCOPUS Heinemann, 1859 as junior synonyms of BRACHIONYCHA Hübner, 1819.

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Junior name(s):
Petasia Stephens, 1828: 31.

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