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

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Genus:
Automeris Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 154.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : HEMILEUCINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena janus Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 100, pl.64, figs A, B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Proc. amer. phil. Soc. 14: 259.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. janus is dated from the wrapper of part 6, not from the title-page of volume 1 which is dated 1779.

AUTOMERIS was included within the subfamily SATURNIIDAE: HEMILEUCINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Antomeris ; Hübner, 1821: pl.[174].


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