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

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Compsotata Prout, 1907 . Entomologist 40 : 109.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Charidea elegantissima Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 61, pl.8, fig.12. [(of Charidea Guenée, 1852)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 140.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 4 (male & female) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape of Good Hope, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Compsotata was proposed as the objective replacement name for Charidea Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included CHARIDEA Guenée, 1852; and TIMAEA Saalmüller, 1891 as junior synonyms of COMPSOTATA Prout, 1907.

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus COMPSOTATA.

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Junior name(s):
Charidea Guenée, 1852: 60.
Timaea Saalmüller, 1891: 309.

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