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

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Genus:
Orgyia Ochsenheimer, 1810 . Schmett. Eur. 3 : 208.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE

Type-species:
Phalaena antiqua Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 503.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1831. British entomology 5: 378.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Orgyia Ochsenheimer, 1810 was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Riotte, 1979, Pacific Insects 20 (2-3) : 304.

Orgyia Ochsenheimer, 1810 was proposed for placement on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Fletcher, Nye & Ferguson, 1980, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 37 (1) : 43.

Orgyiidae Wallengren, 1861 was proposed for placement on the Official list of Rejected and Invalid Family-Group Names in Zoology by Fletcher, Nye & Ferguson, 1980, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 37 (1) : 42. Precedence to be given to Lymantriidae Hampson, 1893.

ORGYIA was included within the family LYMANTRIIDAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Apterogynis Guenée, 1875: 78.
Micropterogyna Rambur, 1866: 281.
Notolophus Germar, 1812: 35.
Oregyia ; Billberg, 1820: 84.
Oregyia ; Meigen, 1830: 14.
Orgya ; Lefèbvre, 1826: 487.
Orgya ; Zetterstedt, 1839: 926.
Orgyja ; Hübner, 1819: 161.


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