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The status of Antheraea (Antheraea) knyvetti Hampson, 1893, a “forgotten” species, with an overlooked synonymy (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2020
Authors:S. Naumann, Nässig W. A.
Journal:Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.)
Volume:40
Issue:3/4
Start Page:135
Pagination:135-146
Date Published:06/2020
ISSN:0723-9912
Keywords:ANTHERAEA, CATALOGUE, COCOON, COI, DNA, INDIA, MALE GENITALIA, NEIGHBOR-JOINING, SATURNIIDAE
Abstract:

"The status of Antheraea (Antheraea) knyvetti Hampson, 1893 was somehow unclear in literature of the last ca. 100 years. Now a part of the syntype series (ex coll. Elwes) of the “forgotten” taxon A. knyvetti was located in Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, USA. A male lectotype of A. knyvetti (in Carnegie Museum) is designated to stabilise nomenclature. A. knyvetti Hampson, 1893 is a senior subjective synonym of Antheraea (Antheraea) rubicunda Brechlin, 2009, syn. n., and as well of A. (A.) rubicunda rubiorientalis Brechlin, 2009, syn. n., and takes priority over these names."

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