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

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Genus:
Bombycites Heer, 1849 . Insektenf. Tert. Oeningen Radoboj (2) : 183. [1850, Neue Denkschr. allg. schweiz. Ges. ges. Naturw. 11 (1): 183]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
Superfamily unassigned : Family unassigned

Type-species:
Bombycites oeningensis Heer, 1849. Insektenf. Tert. Oeningen Radoboj : 183, pl.14, fig.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [YUGOSLAVIA]: Croatia, Oeningen, Depository unknown..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Bombycites was founded on a pupa; it was established in the `Noctuo-Bombycida', a family not recognised in Lepidoptera; it was listed under `Lepidoptera incertae sedis' by Handlirsch, 1907, Foss. Insekt. (6): 927.

Bombycites Heer, 1849, is not preoccupied by Bombycites Latreille, 1817, in Cuvier, R├ęgne Anim. 3: 561; the latter is a name of a tribe, not of a genus.


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