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

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Genus:
Ilema ; Hampson, 1900 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2 : ix [index], 83, 130.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unjustified Emendation

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

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

An unjustified emendation of Eilema Hübner, [1819]. A junior homonym of Ilema Moore, [1860] 1858-9, Cat. lepid. Insects Mus. nat. Hist. East-India House 2: 341, Lepid., Lymantriidae. The objective replacement name is Eilema Hübner, [1819].

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Senior name:
Eilema Hübner, 1819: 165.


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