Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Arctornis Germar, 1810
Diss. sistens Bombycum Species
(1) : 18.
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE
by subsequent designation by
Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het.
[(as a junior name of l-nigrum Mull.)]
Type(s) [D.D.R.]: Saxony, (? Depository)..
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-
but cited as Phalaena l-nigrum Müller, 1764, a nominal species not originally included in Arctornis. Kirby, however, placed l-nigrum as the senior synonym of v-nigrum, a nominal species originally included in Arctornis. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included name as the type-species.
B. v-nigrum is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena (Bombyx) l-nigrum Müller, 1764, Fauna Insect. Fridrichsdalina ...: 40.
ARCTORNIS was included within the family LYMANTRIIDAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).
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