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

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Desmidocnemis Möschler, 1872 . Stett. ent. Ztg 33 : 346.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Desmidocnemis prittwitzi Möschler, 1872. Stett. ent. Ztg 33: 348.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [FRENCH GUIANA]: Cayenne, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Desmidocnemis was attributed to Hampson (an incorrect authorship) by Zerny, 1912, in Wagner, Lepid. Cat. 7: 106; and by Neave, 1939, Nomencl. zool. 2: 49. Some confusion has resulted from Hampson, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15: 429, who stated `Page 363. Desmidocnemis rename Hyalomis, n. n., the former being a synonym of Herea and Prittwitzi = xanthogaster' Druce, 1898. Hampson was not, however, proposing Hyalomis as a replacement name for Desmidocnemis but was establishing a new genus for species placed incorrectly in Desmidocnemis Möschler, in Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 363.

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