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

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Chionaema Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 100, 101. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 20, 21]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena puella Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 3, index [91], pl.2, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but attributed to Donovan, an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Madras, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Chionaema was included by Herrich-Schüffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterom' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6:82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1656 but Herrich-Schüffer, 1869, CorresBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23:214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1835; 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, Arch. Naturgesch. 23(2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3 under Dates of some important Publications.

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Junior name(s):
Chionema ; Swinhoe, 1901: 124.
Leptothrix Heylaerts, 1892: 47.

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