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

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Genus:
Echemis Boisduval, 1870 . Consid. Lépid. Guatemala : 99.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phaegoptera elegantissima Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.92, fig.528.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson, Fletcher & Nye , 1980. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 2: 59. [(as *Phegoptera, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

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

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

P. elegantissima is a junior subjective synonym of Anaxita decorata Walker, 1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 3: 748. See also: Anaxita Walker, 1855.

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