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

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Genus:
Phiditia Möschler, 1883 . Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 32 : 338.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : PHIDITIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena diores Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 119, pl.75, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. diores is dated from the wrapper of the part, and not from the title-page of the volume, 1779.

Phiditia Möschler, 1883 was treated in the Lymantriidae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1980, Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 151. Phiditia has subsequently been transferred from the Lymantriidae to the Apatelodidae by Minet, 1986, Alexanor 14 (7) : 303. Phiditia has subsequently been designated as the type-genus for the new subfamily Phiditiinae (Bombycidae) by Minet, 1994, Entomologica Scandinavica 25 (1) : 78.

PHIDITIA was included within the subfamily BOMBYCIDAE: PHIDITIINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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