Drury, sensu Hübner, 1822.
Samml. exot. Schmett.
2: pl., figs 1-4,.
[[= Brujas malitiosa Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 7: 140]]
Nye (1975) stated:-
Guenée loc. cit. proposed his new species malitiosa and in its synonymy placed opigena Drury sensu Hübner, , remarking that Hübner had mistaken this species for Phalaena opigena Drury, 1773, Illust. nat. Hist. 2: 39, Index , pl. 22, fig. 4. In Hübner, , 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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