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

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Copida Sodoffsky, 1837 . Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 10(6) : 95.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tinea cuspidella Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 140. [(of Butalis Treitschke, 1833)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1838. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 11: 19, 20.    [BHLBHL]

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

Copia was established as an objective replacement name for Butalis Treitschke, 1833, a junior homonym.

The citation by Duponchel is acceptable as a type-species designation as it contained in the continuation of a layout in which Duponchel stated in the same work, 7 (2): 102, that the species so cited were the type of genera.

Unavailable designation of type-Species Tinea cuspidella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, was designated by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 138. In the Introduction to the volume, pages 1-154, Boisduval reviewed earlier classifications of Lepidoptera and designated as many as three different type-species for each generic name. In his "Exposé de notre Méthode", pages 155-690, no type-species designation was made for any of the genera he himself used.

Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(iv), the type-species designation of an author is eligible for consideration if he states that it is the type".. and if it is clear that the author accepts it as the type-species". Boisdival's type designation, although clearly stated, do not fufill the last requirement and so are unavailable. Even though Boisduval's 1836 work was well known to lepidopterists, the type-designation contained in a have not been accepted by Hemming or by other authors.

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Junior name(s):
Butalis Treitschke, 1833: 108.

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