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

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Genus:
Hylesia Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 186.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : HEMILEUCINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena canitia Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 4: 28, pl.304, fig.D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 792.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. canitia is dated from the wrapper of part 26, not from the title-page of volume 4 which is dated 1782.

HYLESIA was included within the subfamily SATURNIIDAE: HEMILEUCINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

Becker, V.O., 2001, The identity of some unrecognized Neotropical Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera) described by Francis Walker. Revta bras. Zool. 18: 153-157 included Batatara Walker, 1862 (ex Lasiocampidae) as syn. nov. of Hylesia Hübner, 1820.


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Junior name(s):
Hylosia ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1856: wrapper, pl.86, figs 491-493.


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