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Blosyris Hübner, 1822 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl.[211].    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Blosyris opigena Drury, sensu Hübner, 1822. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[211], figs 1-4,. [[= Brujas malitiosa Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 7: 140]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [([= Brujas malitiosa Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 7: 140])]

Type specimens:
Type(s) (of malitiosa) BRAZIL: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Guenée loc. cit. proposed his new species malitiosa and in its synonymy placed opigena Drury sensu Hübner, [1822], remarking that Hübner had mistaken this species for Phalaena opigena Drury, 1773, Illust. nat. Hist. 2: 39, Index [91], pl. 22, fig. 4. In Hübner, [1823], Verz. bekannter Schmett. : 273 under Blosyris four species were listed including '2697. B. opigena Drur. II. [pl.] 22. 4. Hübn. Asc. und. opigena thus showing that Hübner regarded the species he figured as being conspecific with that figured by Drury. I have compared the figures in the two works together with specimens in BMNH and agree with Guenée that there are two distinct species. This is a case of a misidentified type-species which under the Code, Article 70, should be referred the Commission.

Poole (1989) included BLOSYRIS Hübner, 1822; THERMESIA Hübner, 1823; BRUJAS Guenée, 1852; PEOSINA Guenée, 1852; and OBUCOLA Walker, 1858 as junior synonyms of HEMEROBLEMMA Hübner, 1818.

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Junior name(s):
Brujas Guenée, 1852: 139.
Brunjia ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 424.

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