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

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Hyphantria Harris, 1841 . Rep. Insects Mass. injurious to Vegn : 255.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hyphantria textor Harris, 1841. Rep. Insects Mass. injurious to Vegn : 255.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 234.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) U.S.A.: Massachusetts, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

H. textor is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena cunea Drury, 1773, Illust. nat. Hist. 2: index to vol.1; 1770, ibidem 1: 36, pl.18, fig.4 [described and figured but without name until 1773].

HYPHANTRIA was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: ARCTIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Hypantria ; Clemens, 1861: 530.
Hyperanthina ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 421.

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