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

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Genus:
Samia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 156.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena cynthia Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 10, Index [1], pl.6, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1865. Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 5: 228. [(but included by Hübner as cynthia Cramer, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Learn more about Saturniidae in Wikipedia.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to SAMIA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Desgodinsia Oberthür, 1914: 56.
Philosamia Grote, 1874: 258.


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