"Axiidae" and "Axioidea"

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Fri Oct 26 18:53:49 EDT 2007

I just noticed that both of these lepidopteran names are evidently 
junior homonyms (a family Axiidae and superfamily Axioidea already 
exist in the Crustacea). The crustacean names are based on the type 
genus Axius (1815), the lepidopterans based on Axia (1821). The leps 
were first proposed as a family-level taxon in 1919, so it's 
virtually guaranteed the crustaceans have priority. Is anyone aware 
of measures being taken to resolve this?


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314        skype: dyanega
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