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

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Callimorpha Latreille, 1809 . Consid. gén. Ordre nat. Anim. : 220.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena dominula Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 509.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 33.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

The type-species designations of Latreille, 1810, Considérations générales sur l'Orde naturel des Animaux: 365, were accepted by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1939, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 2 (Opinion 136): 15, for those genera avec l'indication de l'espéce qui leur sert de type' cited only one of the species included in the genus by the original author. In the case of Callimorpha four such species were cited.

Curtis, 1834, Br. Ent. 11: 499, and Westwood, 1840, Introd. mod. Classif. Ins. 2 (Synopsis Genera Br. Ins.): 92, both designated Phalaena jacobaeae Linnaeus, 1758, a nominal species not originally included in Callimorpha and therefore not eligible to be the type-species.

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Junior name(s):
Euprepia Eversmann, 1844: ?162.
Hypercompa Rambur, 1866: 230.
Hypercompa Stephens, 1828: 67.
Panaxia Tams, 1939: 73.

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