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

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Arctornis Germar, 1810 . Diss. sistens Bombycum Species (1) : 18.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx v-nigrum Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 577.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 432. [(as a junior name of l-nigrum Mull.)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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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