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

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Genus:
Imbrasia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 154.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena epimethea Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 22, index, pl.13, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but attributed by Hübner to Cramer, an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [NIGERIA]: coast, 6& north latitude, near [Calabar] Callabar, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Learn more about Saturniidae in Wikipedia.

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

Junior name(s):
Lomelia Duncan [& Westwood], 1841: 125.


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