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

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Genus:
Dionychopus Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 94, 96.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena amasis Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 23, pl.206, fig.B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1900. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 58.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Rhodogastria Hübner, [1819]. Dionychopus was included by Herrich-Schüffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schüffer, 1869, CorresBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye., Generic Names Moths World 3 under Dates of some important Publications.

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Senior name:
Rhodogastria Hübner, 1819: 172.


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