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Xenares Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 87.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Xenares fortunii Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6: 87.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [([1854] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: pl.43, fig.223, [the legend on the wrapper is fig.`223. nov. gen. fortunii m.' so the name of the species is non-binominal at this reference])]

Type specimens:
Type(s) CHINA: northern, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

X. fortunii is a junior subjective synonym of Euchromia triadum Walker, 1854, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 1: 257.
Xenares was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterum' 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.-mim. 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 Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: xii-xiv.

See also: Collestis Wallengren, 1861.

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