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

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Genus:
Chilena Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 979 [key], 1070.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
LASIOCAMPOIDEA : LASIOCAMPIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Chilena similis Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1071.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) INDIA & NEPAL: northern, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Chilena was established in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Limacodidae by Moore, [1860] 1858-9, in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lepid. Insects Mus. nat. Hist. East-India House 2: 413; and in the Lasiocampidae by Moore, [1887] 1884-7, Lepid. Ceylon 3: 543.

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