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

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

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : ZYGAENIDAE : PROCRIDINAE

Type-species:
Zama cyanecula 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.224, [the legend on the wrapper is, fig. `224. nov. gen. cyanecula m.' so the name of the species is non-binominal at this reference])]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Z. cyanecula is a junior subjective synonym of Glaucopis nigrigemma Walker, 1854, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 1: 141.

Zama 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.-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 1850-1856 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: Northia Walker, 1854.

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Junior name(s):
Northia Walker, 1854: 141.


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