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

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Genus:
Ditaxis Boisduval, 1870 . Consid. Lépid. Guatemala : 79.

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Phalaena vinosa Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index to 1. [; 1770, ibidem 1: 47, pl.23, fig.4 [described and figured but without scientific name until 1773]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Bryk , 1931. In: Strand, Lepid. Cat. 45: 41.

Type specimens:
Type(s) WEST INDIES: Antigua, (? Depository)..

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

A junior homonym of Ditaxis M'Lachlan, 1867, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 9: 262, - Neuroptera. There is no objective replacement name but the type-species of Ditaxis Boisduval, 1870, is currently considered to be congeneric with the type-species of Hyalurga Hübner, [1819]. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Hyalurga Hübner, 1819: 174.


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