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

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Genus:
Actias Leach, 1815 , in Leach & Nodder. Zool. Miscell. 2 : 25.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena luna Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 496.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Proc. amer. phil. Soc. 14: 257.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) NORTH AMERICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Learn more about Saturniidae in Wikipedia.

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

Junior name(s):
Artemis Kirby & Spence, 1828: 248.
Astias ; Leach, 1815: 26.
Meceura Billberg, 1820: 83.
Tropaea Hübner, 1819: 152.


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