Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Hemileuca Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1199 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available but without included species until Walker, 1855 [December 8], ibidem 6: 1317]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : HEMILEUCINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena maia Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 42, index, pl.24, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote & Robinson , 1866. Ann. Lyceum nat. Hist. 8: 376.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: New York, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Learn more about Saturniidae in Wikipedia.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to HEMILEUCA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Euchronia Packard, 1864: 382.


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