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

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Genus:
Melanothrix Felder, 1874 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.94, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : EUPTEROTIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Melanothrix pulchricolor Felder, 1874. In: Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.94, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAVA AND PHILIPPINES: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Cited by Felder, 1875, ibidem 2 (Abt.2) Erklärung to pls 75-107: 6. The specimen that served as model for Felder's illustration cited above is labelled `Java'.

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

M. pulchricolor is a junior subjective synonym of Gnophos nymphaliaria Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1598.

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