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

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Genus:
Megalopyge Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 185.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : MEGALOPYGIDAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lanata Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 130, pl.265, figs F, G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 845. [(as a junior name of statices Linn.)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. lanata is dated from the wrapper of part 23, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

MEGALOPYGE was included within the family MEGALOPYGIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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