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Gazoryctra Hübner, [1820]

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Gazoryctra Hübner, [1820]
Type: Bombyx ganna Hübner, [1808]

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


The genus Gazoryctra is distributed in the high mountains and the subarctic areas of the Holarctic region. In Europe, it is represented with 2 species, which are confined to the Alps and northern Europe. Records are available from France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and - doubtfully - also Germany, as well as from Fennoscandia and the northern part of European Russia (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). In North America, 10 species have been recognized (Hodges et al. 1983).

Worth knowing:


Hodges, R. W. et al. 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E. W. Classey, London, UK. Updated by Jean-François Landry, Don Lafontaine and Jim Troubridge [available on http://www.lepbarcoding.org/cl_nth_am.php]
Hübner, J. 1796–1836 ["1796"] a. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge. Augsburg. Continued by C. Geyer.
Hübner, J. 1816–1826 ["1816"] b. Verzeichniß bekannter Schmettlinge [sic]: 1–431 + [1]–2–72. Augsburg.
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2004. Hepialidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 16 May 2008].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.06.18
Kurz Michael: 2009.07.16
not reviewed