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

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Laelia Stephens, 1828 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 2 : 62.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx coenosa Hübner, 1808. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. 3: pl.51, fig.218. [; [1809], (Ziefer text): 120]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [GERMANY (B.R.D.)]: Schwaben, Donauwörth, (? Depository).. (on page 20)

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Laelia was proposed again by Stephens, 1829 [June], Nom. Br. Insects: 40; and 1829 [July], Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 52.

LAELIA was included within the family LYMANTRIIDAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Anthora Walker, 1855: 780 (key), 801.

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