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

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Genus:
Anisota Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 193.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : CERATOCAMPINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx stigma Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 563.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Proc. amer. phil. Soc. 14: 260. [(but included by Hübner as `stigma Abbot', an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [NORTH AMERICA]: stated to be `America meridonalis'; evidently an error for the species does not occur in South America but is widely distributed in eastern NORTH AMERICA, (? Depository)..

Notes:
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Junior name(s):
Adelocampa ; Packard, 1905: 11.
Adelocephala Duponchel, 1841: 119.


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