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

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Aenetus Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 85. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 5.]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hepialus ligniveren Lewin, 1805. Prodromus Ent. Nat. Hist. lepid. Insects N.S.W. : 17, pl.16.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 891. [(cited as lignivorus for *Oenetus, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Herrich-Schäffer, and designated by Kirby, as * Lignivorus, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

Aenetus 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, Archiv Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979 3: xii-xiv.

See also: * Oenetus Kirby, 1892

AENETUS was included within the family HEPIALIDAE by Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Oenetus ; Kirby, 1892: 891.

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