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

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Genus:
Automolis Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 213.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Glaucopis bella Guérin-Méneville, 1844. Iconog. Régne Anim. Cuvier 3(Insectes): 502.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson, Fletcher & Nye , 1980. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 2: 21.

Type specimens:
Type(s) MEXICO: Orizaba, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:

A junior homonym of Automolis Hübner, [1819] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett.: 170, - Lepid., Thyretidae. There is no objective replacement name, but G.bella is the senior subjective synonym of Cyanopepla cruenta Clemens, 1861. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name. Automolis Walker was established as a subgenus of Euchromia Hübner, [1819].

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Senior name:
Cyanopepla Clemens, 1861: 545.


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