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

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Genus:
Colposia Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 287.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx flexula Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 64.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included by Hübner as C. flexularia, an unjustified emendation)]

Type specimens:
Type AUSTRIA: Vienna region, [Type(s) lost]..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Colposia is a junior objective synonym of Laspeyria Germar, 1811.

See: LASPEYRIA Germar, 1810.

Poole (1989) included LASPEYRESIA R.L., 1817; COLPOSIA Hübner, [1823]; and AVENTIA Duponchel, 1829 as junior synonyms of LASPEYRIA Germae, 1810.

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Senior name:
Laspeyria Germar, 1810: 13.


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