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

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Criomacha Guest, 1887 . Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 9 : 139.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Chlenias belidearia Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875. Reise √∂st. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.124, fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 52.

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRALIA: southern, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

C. belidearia is a junior subjective synonym of Fisera perplexata Walker, 1860, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 21: 292.

Criomacha was used by Guest without any indication that it was a new generic name. The name was probably obtained from Meyrick as an identification and was unintentionally made nomenclaturally available before Meyrick's generic description was published.

See also: Fisera Walker, 1860.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CRIOMACHA Guest, 1887; and CRIOMACHA Meyrick, 1892 as junior synonyms of FISERA Walker, 1860 [November 10].

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Junior name(s):
Criomacha Meyrick, 1892: 583 (key), 659.

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