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Xenarchus Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 87. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 7.]    [BHLBHL]

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena amanda Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 186, pl.383, figs C,D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Aidos Hübner, [1820].

When Herrich-Schäffer established Xenarchus in 1855 he included two nominal species, amanda Stoll and a new species Xenarchus osorius Herrich-Schäffer; the latter was then, however, a nomen nudum, and was not made nomenclaturally available until 1856.

Xenarchus was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his 'Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum` which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856, but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated. The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title page of this work is dated 1850-1858, but Gerstaeker, 1857, Archiv. Nutrugesch 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given in the Introduction to Generic Names Moths World 3 under dates of some important Publications.

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Senior name:
Aidos Hübner, 1820: 191.

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