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

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Genus:
Bombyx Linnaeus, 1758 . Systema Naturae (Edn 10) 1 : 495.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : BOMBYCINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena mori Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 499.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1957. Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 15: 253 (Opinion 450).    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Bombyx was placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name No. 1056. Bombyx was originally proposed as a subgenus of Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758. Many species of Noctuidae have been originally described in Bombyx.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name No.1056, with Phalaena mori designated as type-species by use of the plenary powers of the Commission.

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Junior name(s):
Bombix ; Mabille, 1884: 31.
Bumbyx ; Fabricius, 1777: 277.


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