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

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Theophila Moore, 1862 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 : 315.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Bombyx bengalensis Moore, 1862. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3), 1: 315.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 719. [(but attributed to Moore & Hutton, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: [West Bengal], Calcutta, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Bombyx bengalensis is a junior subjective synonym of Bombyx huttoni Westwood, 1847, Cabinet orient. Ent.: 26, pl.12, fig.4. Moore established Theophila on page 315 for five species that he had included in Bombyx Linnaeus, 1758, on pages 314-315.

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