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

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Belemnia Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 211.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Zygaena eryx Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 552.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AMERICA]: [tropical], America meridionalis, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Belemnia was established as a subgenus of Euchromia Hübner, [1819], in the 'Zygaenidae`; it was placed in the Arctiidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 170; and was transferred to the Ctenuchidae by Kiriakoff, 1950, Lambillionea 50: 64.

The CTENUCHIDAE were treated as ARCTIIDAE: ARCTIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Chrysaor Hübner, 1809: pl.[161].

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