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

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Lonomia Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1158 [key], 1191.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Lonomia obliqua Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1194.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1978. Bull. zool. Nom. 34: 234-236 (Opinion 1105). [(but cited as achelous Cramer, 1777, which Draudt placed (on the same page) as a senior synonym of albigutta Walker, 1855, one of the nominal species originally included in Lonomia)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Drepanidae, but has since been placed in the Saturniidae by Dyar, 1914, Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47: 159.

Fletcher & Nye (1982, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

L. obliqua is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena achelous Cramer, 1777, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 2: 22, pl.111, fig.A. P. achelous is dated from the wrapper of part 10, not from the title-page of volume 2 which is dated 1779.

Placed on the Official list of Generic Names in Zoology with Name No.2059.

Lonomia was established in the Drepanulidae, now Drepanidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Druce, 1886, Biologia cent.-am. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera 1: 199. Dyar, 1914, Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47: 159, placed Lonomia in the Saturniidae.

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

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