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

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Genus:
Tepilia Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1158 [key], 1176.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : PHIDITIINAE

Type-species:
Tepilia biluna Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1176.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Drepanidae, but has since been placed in the Lymantriidae by Schaus, 1927, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 6: 556.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

Tepilia was established in the Drepanulidae, now Drepanidae; it was placed in the Lymantriidae by Schaus, 1927, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 6: 556.

See also: Phecada Walker, 1856.

Tepilia Walker, 1855 was treated in the Lymantriidae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1980, 2 : 190. Tepilia has subsequently been transferred from the Lymantriidae to the Apatelodidae by Minet, 1986, Alexanor 14 (7) : 303.

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

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