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

David Campbell pleuronaia at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 12:05:29 CDT 2017

Regrettably, there are several instances where the original genus usage is
less clear than might be thought.  I've encountered various publications
from the late 1800's and early 1900's where a species is listed in a plate
caption or in text as Aus bus, but if you read through the text (which may
require going back some pages), it turns out that the author regarded Aus
as a subgenus of Cus.  Thus, the actual original name for the organism was
Cus (Aus) bus, and if Aus is treated as a full genus, the author's name
should be in parentheses.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:53 AM, Francisco Welter-Schultes <fwelter at gwdg.de>

> 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
> -----
> 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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