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

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Genus:
Biotes Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 91.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOTODONTIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Phalaena bitia Stoll, 1780. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 69, pl.322, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [WEST AFRICA]: Coast of Guinea, (? Depository)..

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

Biotes 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 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 under Dates of some important Publications.

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