Replacement names for some preoccupied macro- and microlepidopteran genera (Lepidoptera)

Abstract : Five junior homonyms were detected among the lepidopteran genus group names and the following replacement names are proposed: Parraiella nom. nov. for Daniela Parra, 1996; Rindgeopoya nom. nov. for Poya Ringde, 1983; Sugiella nom. nov. for Oligonyx Sugi, 1982; Neomelanesthes nom. nov. for Melanesthes Diakonoff, 1954 and Adiakonoffia nom. nov. for Leptocera Diakonoff, 1983. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genus group names respectively: Parraiella viridis (Parra, 1996) comb. nov.; Rindgeopoya unica (Rindge, 1971) comb. nov.; Rindgeopoya variata (Rindge, 1973) comb. nov.; Sugiella vulnerata (Butler, 1878) comb. nov.; Neomelanesthes atopa (Bradley, 1959) comb. nov.; Neomelanesthes disema (Diakonoff, 1954) comb. nov. and Adiakonoffia microchl (Diakonoff, 1983) comb. nov.
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, Lepidoptera
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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