Pyralis obscurana, Fabricius, 1798

Baixeras, Joaquín & Karsholt, Ole, 2011, The Tortricidae described by J. C. Fabricius (Lepidoptera), Zootaxa 3127, pp. 1-37 : 16

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.279412

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6194747

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pyralis obscurana
status

 

obscurana Fabricius, 1798

Pyralis obscurana Fabricius, 1798: 476 .

Type locality. France (“Habitat in Gallia Dom. Bosc”).

Material examined. None.

Identity. Eucosma aspidiscana (Hübner, 1817) ( Olethreutinae , Eucosmini ).

Remarks. Pyralis obscurana is a doubtful senior synonym of Tortrix aspidiscana as proposed by Werneburg (1864: 560). Apart from this older citation, there is no evidence of the true identity of P. obscurana . Moreover, E. aspidiscana is a well established name (Brown 2005) for a widespread species whose replacement would result in considerable confusion. Pyralis obscurana has been out of use (nomen oblitum), and therefore we herewith propose to conserve T. aspidiscana (nomen protectum) and suppress P. obscurana according to the provisions of Article 23.9 ( ICZN 1999). Appendix 2 lists 31 references by more than ten different authors that have used aspidiscana in the last 50 years.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pyralidae

Genus

Pyralis

Loc

Pyralis obscurana

Baixeras, Joaquín & Karsholt, Ole 2011
2011
Loc

Pyralis obscurana

Fabricius 1798: 476
1798