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Plants v. Animals (ICBN v. ICZN)

I was trotting around in the Tipulids and came across a genus called Ormosia.
I know this, through my botany & woodworking backgrounds, to also be a genus of leguminous trees.

This is not the first instance of this I've come across in my life.
So... is it that the various fields do not recognize eachother? The ICBN & ICZN cannot play nice together?

Any information would be helpful.

Please feel free to add any additonal kingdom-crossing genera you know of.

Iris
A genus of monocots (plant) and a genus of mantid (insect).

 
yeah, neat small mantids with rainbow-like hindwing pattern
very common in the Mediterranean Basin

Pellaea
Stink bug & fern

Ficus
A genus of marine gastropod (figsnails) and a genus of woody plants (figs, best known for its trees).

Mimulus (monkeyflowers, which
Mimulus (monkeyflowers, which I study)
Mimulus (a genus of crab)

As far as I know the various folks just don't talk to one another - the angiosperm folks mostly keep to themselves and I assume the animal nomenclaturists do as well. One wishes there were a central database of all nomenclature a la diptera.org's Nomenclator, but... Especially tricky with names originally derived from Latin and Greek adjectives!

Eucharis parasitoid wasp (Eucharitidae)
Eucharis flower in the Liliaceae

A wasp and a moss

Euchlaena...
is a moth genus (Geometridae) and a grass genus (Poaceae).

Phylloporia
Phylloporia Heinemann, 1870 is a European moth genus (Incurvariidae)
Phylloporia Murrill, 1904 is a genus of polypore fungi (Hymenochaetaceae)

 
Gomphus is another insect(dra
Gomphus is another insect(dragonflies)/fungus duo

both animals, different taxonomic level:
Acanthocephala, a genus of coreid hemipterans and a phylum of parasitic animals allied to the rotifers.

Bellardia in Calliphoridae and in Orobanchaceae
this page is a good example of how messed up things can get if the googled-out info is not double-checked: the page treats a blowfly genus but the common name 'Lineseed' refers to the plant... --despite the fact that EOL tries to keep track of the cross-code homonyms here

Periploca
Periploca Tourn. ex. L. (Apocynaceae) - plant
Periploca Braun (Cosmopterigidae) - moth

Tetrapedia
Tetrapedia a bee and an alga.

Schroederella
in Algae (Schroederella Pavillard 1913), Diptera (Schroederella Enderlein 1921) -- and Annelida (Schroederella Laubier 1962, still used, despite the apparent homonymy!)
something is not right.

Lasiopogon
Lasiopogon is a genus in robber flies and low shrubby African Asteraceae plants. When Loew (the entomologist) realized this 30 years after creating the name, he tried to change the flies to a new name, but this was rejected because the botany and zoology codes are adamantly and frustratingly independent.

Glaucidium
A genus of owls as well as the montypic perennial herb Glaucidium palmatum from Japan. The latter is emerging in my garden currently.

Animal vs. animal?
Aglossa, a genus of Pyralid moths and an old name for a frog family Pipidae, which continues to be used sometimes and pops up in searches.

Diplolepis
A wasp, family Cynipidae, and a plant, family Apocinaceae. Wikipedia

 
Wow. I looked at some photos.
They produce some very cool looking galls.
Some of them look like they'd make good caltrops.

The plant genus is pretty cool in its own right. They're trailing herbs that
produce follicular fruiting pods like milkweed. I grow the sister genus Cynachum
in my garden. It's a perennial favorite ;)

Plants v. Animals

Erianthus
A grass & a grasshopper. Apparently there's one of each called Erianthus versicolor.

Eulophus...
...is a genus of wasps and was a genus of plants in the Parsley family. The latter presently has no accepted names (either unresolved or moved to the genus Perideridia), but still shows up in older literature.

2 flies
Richardia fly and Richardia mexican-clover

Cerataulina algae and Cerataulina lauxaniid fly - the wrong one is on this EOL page

Gomphus
I just learned that Gomphus is a genus of mushrooms as well as a genus of dragonflies.

(And Beatriz: Yes, it's frustrating that the BugGuide search doesn't include initial forum posts. I found this one by searching for "ammophila grass," remembering =v='s comment. I think I'll add this and a few other General Discussion posts to my summary of articles so it will be easier to find in the future--feel free to suggest other General Discussion posts to add there).

Hopper and legume
There is a genus of plants and one of hoppers with the same name Paramesus.
BTW: I couldn't find this thread using search. In desperation I used Google adding Bugguide.net to my query and found it in the blink of an eye.

Trentepohlia
According to this Wikipedia note, Trentepohlia is a genus of crane fly and a genus of algae

Pieris
Pieris is the genus name for some butterflies and some shrubs in the family Ericaceae.

Chaetopsis
The first time I looked for a guide to identifying Chaetopsis flies I was unable to make sense of the key I found. Eventually I figured out that I was looking at a paper about the fungus genus of the same name.

 
Nice.
That's a good one.

cross-kingdom: Hadronema
valid genera in Miridae and in Fungi

Parnassia/Parnassius
Parnassia is a genus of plants in the Saxifrage family; Parnassius is a genus of butterfly.

playing nice
Recognizing the independence of the zoo & botanical nomenclatures from each other is a reasonable way to play nice. Generic 'homonyms' across kingdom lines abound. BTW, ICZN does not regulate names above family-group, so the order Dictyoptera peacefully coexists with valid beetle genus Dictyoptera.

Add to that list:
Amorpha = leguminous shrubs & moths
Aristotelia = trees of the Elaeocarpaceae & moths
Colocasia = aroid genus commonly called "elephant ear" & moths

 
Add:
Dipogon, a spider wasp and a legume

 
Stelis and Prosopis
are generic names for both bees and plants

 
Ammophila: grass or wasp?
this page is a striking example of how the nomenclatural independence may cause grave problems: the database can't tell which is which and treats all as members of the same genus -- apparently, generating a combined distribution map!

 
Nice find!
what a mess :)

 
Thanks for the additions
I wasn't familiar with Stelis as a plant. I think it would be fun to keep a running list.

Stelis = bees & orchids
Prosopis = bees and mesquite trees

Different kingdoms,
different codes. The Rules recommend against it but it is not forbidden.

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