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

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Drepanodes Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 66.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Drepanodes inunculata Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 69.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 65.

Type specimens:
Holotype - male BRAZIL: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. Type locality stated doubtfully, but possibly correctly, to be BRAZIL for the species is known to occur there.

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

D. inunculata is a junior subjective synonym of Platypteryx quatuormaculata Verloren, 1837, Cat. syst. Lepid. quae in opere Crameri . . . Latreilleii: 156, which is the objective replacement name for Phalaena maculata Stoll, 1790, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) (Aanhangsel): 56, pl.12, fig.6, a junior homonym of Phalaena maculata Scopoli, 1763, Ent. Carniolica: 224 - Lepid. Geometridae.

Incorrect type-species: Phalaena maculata Stoll, 1790, a name only doubtfully included by Guenée when he proposed Drepanodes; designated by Warren, 1894, Novit. zool. 1: 458. Under Article 67(h) of the Code a doudtfully included species is not eligible for selection as type-species.

In designating D. inunculata Guenée as type-species I have followed a proposal found in Prout's manuscript notes. Prout also regarded Warren's type-species designation as incorrect, and in order to preserve the currently accepted concept of Drepanodes he had intended to designate D. inunculata as type-species.

Parsons et al. (1999) included COMIBAENA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; DREPANODES Guenée, 1857; HALESA Walker, 1860; and HEMIOPLISIS Herrich-Schäffe, 1855 as junior synonyms of PATALENE Herrich-Schäffer, 1854.

Pitkin (2002) included Hemioplisis Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; Comibaena Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; Drepanodes Guenée, [1858]; Halesa Walker, 1860; Astatomorpha Warren, 1894; and Porona Schaus, 1901 as junior synonyms of Patalene Herrich-Schäffer, [1854] 1850-1858.

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Junior name(s):
Comibaena Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 109, 122.

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