[Taxacom] parentheses (or not) on Nemophora tyriochrysa Meyrick, 1935

Francisco Welter-Schultes fwelter at gwdg.de
Wed Aug 23 08:53:02 CDT 2017

Dear Soowon Cho,

Parentheses must be used if Nemotois was the original genus.
Nemophora Hoffmannsegg, 1798 and Nemotois Huebner, 1825 are different 
genera. Nemotois is definitely not a misspelling of Nemophora. So if 
"N." means Nemotois, parentheses must be used.

Lepidopterists deviate from the Code only in the question of gender 
agreement, not in the other rules.

The meaning of "N." much be checked in the original source. Either it is 
Nemotois or it is Nemophora. Usually such taxonomic papers are clear. I 
have no access to the original source. If you do not understand the 
German and you suspect the solution is somewhere hidden inside the text, 
you can send me a scan and I can help you finding it out.

Best regards

Francisco Welter-Schultes

Am 23.08.2017 um 06:28 schrieb Soowon Cho:
> Dear members,
> While I am working on some species of Korean Adelidae, I found *Nemophora
> tyriochrysa* was first described as *Nemotois tyriochrysa* by Meyrick in
> 1935. However, the name is currently known as *Nemophora tyriochrysa*
> Meyrick, 1935, not as *Nemophora tyriochrysa* (Meyrick, 1935). I looked at
> the paper and found there is a section for Adelidae beginning from page 93
> and the first species briefly described is "*Nemotois raddei* REB." but the
> rest species are listed as "*N. x*" instead of "*Nemotois x*" and one of
> them is "*N. tyriochrysa* n. sp." (on p. 94).
> The paper is as follows:
> A. Caradja, E. Meyrick
> Materialien zu einer Microlepidopteren fauna der Chinesischen Provinzen
> Kiangsu, Chekiang und Hunan
> Friedländer in Komm, Berlin, Germany (1935)
> [in German]
> My question is: shouldn't we consider the abbreviated "*N.*" is in fact "
> *Nemotois*", therefore *Nemophora tyriochrysa* should be with the author
> name in parentheses? If not, where can I find the ICZN rule on this? Maybe
> I am not familiar enough with the nomenclatural rules.

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