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

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Genus:
Astrapetis Hübner, 1821 . Index exot. Lepid. : [3].

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Achatia distincta Hübner, 1813. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl.[194], figs 1-4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type U.S.A.: ? Locality, [Type(s) lost]..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Astrapetis was also used as Astrapetis Hübner, [1821] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett.: 219, for nine species including distincta. I am following Hemming, 1937, Hübner 2: 159 in giving priority to the Index. Lepid. usage.

Incorrect type-species designation: Phalaena genistae Villers, 1789, (a name not originally included in the Index although it was included in the Verzeichniss) when cited by Moore, 1884, Lepid. Ceylon 3: 38. Astrapetis is a junior objective synonym of Achatia Hübner, [1813].

See: ACHATIA Hübner, [1813].

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Senior name:
Achatia Hübner, 1813: pl.[194].


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