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

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Genus:
Antheraea Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 152.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena mylitta Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 8, index, pl.5, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 759.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Bengal, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Learn more about Saturniidae in Wikipedia.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to ANTHERAEA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Antherea ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1858: 61.
Carmenta Weymer, 1906: 74.


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