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

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Genus:
Valeria Stephens, 1829 . Nom. Br. Ins. : 42.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx oleagina Schifferm├╝ller, 1775. Ank├╝ndung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 59.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

The date of publication of Valeria Stephens was ascertained from the Athenaeum of 1829 June 3rd, page 352 on which the Nom. Br. Insects was cited under a 'List of books published during the week.' Stephens attributed Valezia to Germar, but no earlier published reference has been found. Valetia was also proposed in Stephens, 1829 August, Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 3: 22.

Valeria Stephens is not preoccupied by Valeria Horsfield, 1829 [June 24th], Descr. Cat. lepid. Insects Mus. Hon. East India Company: 139, -Lepid., Danaidae. The date of publication is accepted from Corbet, 1939, J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist. 1: 196.

Poole (1989) included SYNVALERIA Butler, 1890 as a junior synonym of VALERIA Stephens, 1829.

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