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

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Genus:
Perisomena Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1199 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available but without included nominal species until Walker, 1855 [December 8], ibidem 6: 1276]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Saturnia caecigena Kupido, 1825. Neuentdecktes eur. Nacht-Pfauen-Auge. Saturnia : 5, pl., figs 1-9.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 775.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [YUGOSLAVIA]: [Rijeka] Fiume, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Perisomena Walker 1855 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Saturnia Schrank, 1802 by Nassig 1994, Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo15 (3) : 259.

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Junior name(s):
Periosomena ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 432.
Typhloteta Rambur, 1866: 377.


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