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

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Genus:
Empusa Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 170.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena admirabilis Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 11, [147], pl.103, fig.G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

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

A junior homonym of Empusa Illiger, 1798, in Kugelann, Verz. Käfer Preussens : 499, - Insecta, Orthoptera. The objective replacement name is Idalus Walker, 1855.

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Senior name:
Idalus Walker, 1855: 645.


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