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

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Phyllalia Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (6) : 1388 [key], 1494.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : EUPTEROTIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Phyllalia concolor Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1495.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape [of Good Hope], (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. concolor is a junior subjective synonym of Bombyx patens Boisduval, 1847, in Delegorgue, Voyage Afr. australe 2: 599.
Phyllalia was established in the Bombycidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 807; and in the Striphnopterygidae, now Eupterotidae, by Aurivillius, 1901, Bih. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 27 (4) (7): 6, 13.

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Junior name(s):
Homochroa Wallengren, 1858: 142.

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