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

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Genus:
Diplochroa Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 113, 130. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 33, 50.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Diplochroa bicentraria Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 1: wrapper, pl.94, fig.540.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) COLOMBIA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

D. bicentraria is a junior subjective synonym of Mennis bimacula Walker, 1854, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 2: 379.

Diplochroa was included by Herrich-Schüffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-133. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schüffer, 1869, CorrespBl. 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 in the Introduction to this volume under Dates of some important Publications.

Nomenclaturally available from 1855, but without included species until Herrich-Schüffer, [1856], ibidem (Samml. neuer ... Schmett.) 1 (1): wrapper, pl.94.

Parsons et al. (1999, Scoble) treat DIPLOCHROA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 as a junior synonym of EUDULE Hübner, 1823.

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