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

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Genus:
Brachionycha Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 144.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : PSAPHIDINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx nubeculosa Esper, 1785. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 3: 248, pl.48 [not 68], fig.6.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 202.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [GERMANY]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included BRACHIONYCHA in the subfamily CUCULLIINAE.

Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999) included it in the PSAPHIDINAE.

Poole (1989) included ASTEROSCOPUS Boisduval, 1829; PETASIA Stephens, 1829; BRACHYONYCHA Agassiz, 1847; and SELENOSCOPUS Heinemann, 1859 as junior synonyms of BRACHIONYCHA Hübner, 1819. Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus BRACHIONYCHA.

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Junior name(s):
Brachionyx ; Meigen, 1832: 178.
Brachyonix ; Berio, 1966: 51.
Brachyonycha ; Agassiz, 1847: 50, 51.
Selenoscopus Heinemann, 1859: 445.


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