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

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Genus:
Dipaenae Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 257.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Euchromia ferruginosa Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 259.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson, Fletcher & Nye , 1980. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 2: 55-6.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AMERICA]: [tropical], (? Depository)..

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

The type-species designation by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 173, of Anycles rhodura Butler, 1876, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 12: 425 is invalid as he linked this name not with an originally included name, but with an unnamed Walker `var' (in the Lithosiinae) of an originally included name Euchromia acharon Fabricius, [1777], Genera Insect.: 556 (Zygaenidae). The present designation of ferruginosa Walker maintains the long accepted concept of Dipaenae because Walker's `var', (subsequently named by Butler, 1876, ibidem 12: 425, as rhodura) is currently considered to be conspecific with ferruginosa Walker. Dipaenae was established as a subgenus of Euchromia Hübner, [1819].

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Junior name(s):
Dipaena ; Walker, 1865: 105.


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