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

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Diurnea Haworth, 1811 . Lepid. Br. : 501.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tinea fagella Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 135.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1838. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 11: 10.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

DIURNEA was treated in the OECOPHORIDAE : OECOPHORINAE in Nye and Fletcher (1991); and in the family CHIMABACHIDAE by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999).

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Haworth as fagi with T. fagella placed in its synonymy. Diurnea fagi Haworth, 1811, ibidem: 501, was therefore an unjustified emendation of T. fagella.

The designation by Duponchel is acceptable as a type-species fixation as it is contained in the continuation of a layout in which Duponchel stated, in the same work 7 (2): 102, that the species so cited were the types of genera.

See also: * Chimabacce Zeller, 1839; Chimbache Hübner, [1825]; Enyphantes Hübner, 1822.

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Junior name(s):
Chimabacche ; Zeller, 1839: 181.
Chimabache Hübner, 1825: 402.
Enyphantes Hübner, 1822: 67-69, 71, 76-79.

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