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Lygaeus lunatus  (Fabricius, 1787)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1137344

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Acinocoris lunaris (Gmelin, 1790)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior homonym   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hussey, Roland F.  
  Publication Date: 1929   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: General Catalogue of the Hemiptera, Fascicle 3: Pyrrhocoridae   
  Page(s): 3-144   
  Publisher: Smith College   
  Publication Place: Northampton, Massachussetts, USA   
  Reference for: Lygaeus lunatus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Cimex lunatus was used for two separate species in Fabricius 1787: on page 302, species # 237, is now in Largidae under Acinocoris lunaris (Gmelin, 1790), while on page 289, species #107, is now in Coreidae under Phthia lunata (Fabricius, 1787). These were primary homonyms with identical priority. Gmelin's name change to Cimex lunaris, without comment, is taken to be a replacement or substitute name, thus establishing priority for the other Fabricius name. Unfortunately, both species have gone by Cimex lunatus and Lygaeus lunatus in the older literature  



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