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

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Genus:
Cleophana Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1832 . Coll. icon. hist. Chenilles Europ. : Noctuélides pl.4 figs 3-5 and 4 pp. text; pl 22 figs 1-4 and 2 pp. Text.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena casta Borkhausen, 1793. In: Scriba, Beitr. Insektengesch. 3: 212, pl.17, fig.7.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 123.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type GERMANY: Languedoe, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. casta was included in the genus by Boisduval et al. under Phalaena opalina Esper, [1796], in the text to pl. 4. Incorrect type-species designation: Noctua antirrhinii Hübner, [1803], a name not, originally included in Cleophana and not linked with one of the, originally included names when cited by Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. insectes (Lepid.) 6: 161. Incorrect type-species designation: Cleophana baetica Rambur, [1837], a name not, originally included in Cleophana and not linked with one of the, originally included names when cited by Hampson, 1906, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 97. Cleophana as used by Boisduval, 1840, Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. :, has been cited as a genus differing from that of 1832, by Hampson, 1906, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 97, 123. This is not justifiable as all three of the, originally included nominal species were also included in the 1840 concept, which was not proposed as a new genus but as an amplification of the 1832 concept.

Boisduval, 1840, gave the derivation of the name as 'Cleophanae Tr.' but no such published usage by Treitschke has been found.

Poole (1989) included CLEOPHANA Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1832; RHABDOPHANA Sodoffsky, 1837; and CALLIPHASIA Agassiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of CALOPHASIA Stephens, 1829.

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Junior name(s):
Rhabdophana Sodoffsky, 1837: 88.


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