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Dasycera Stephens, 1829 . Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (Insecta Haustellata) : 199.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Tinea aemulella Hübner, 1796. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: 52, pl.32 fig.222.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1838. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 11: 22.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The citation by Duponchel is available as a type-species designation as it is 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 T. aemulella was designated by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 149. In the Introduction to the volume, pages 1-154, Boisduval reviewed earlier classifications of Lepidoptera and designated up to 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.

Invalid designation of type-species: Alucita sulphurella Fabricius, 1775, was designated by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 64, and has been accepted as the type-species by some authors.

Dasycera was established as an objective replacement name for Dasycerus Haworth, 1828, a junior homonym.

See also: Gnaphalodeocera Agassiz, 1847; Gnaphalodocera Blanchard, 1840.

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Junior name(s):
Dasycera ; Stephens, 1829: 49.
Dasycerus Haworth, 1828: 524.
Gnaphalodeocera ; Agassiz, 1847: 164.
Gnaphalodocera Blanchard, 1840: 558.

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