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Laothoe Sars, 1893 was proposed as a nom. nov. for Laothoes Boeck, 1871. Boeck (1876) wrote “The name Laothoes was used by Fabricius in 1808 for a lepidopteran and should therefore be changed for another.” Based on this statement Sars (1893) took action – “As the term Laothoes, according to Boeck, has been long ago appropriated in Zoology, I …… substitute the feminine form of the same name.” Unfortunately, Boeck was in error – the name that Fabricius had used for a hawk-moth was Laothoe, so Boeck’s name stands and Sars’ name falls.
Sars, G.O. (1893). Amphipoda. Part XIX. Pardaliscidae (concluded), Eusiridae. An account of the Crustacea of Norway, with short descriptions and figures of all the species. I: 413-432, pls 145-152. Cammermeyer, Christiania (Oslo). 
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