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

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Genus:
Bombycites Latreille, 1817 , in Cuvier. Règne anim. 3 : 561.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Supra-generic Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Listed by Sherborn, 1924, Index Anim. 1801-1850 (4): 822, and by Neave, 1939, Nomencl. zool. 1: 449, as a generic name. Bombycites was not, however, proposed as a new generic name but as the name of a tribe. Latreille wrote `Je divise ce genre [Phalaena] très-nombreux et d'une étude difficile en huit petites tribus. Les deux premiéres embrassent les deux premiéres divisions (attacus, bombyx) du genre phalaena de Linnaeus'.

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