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

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Limacodes Berthold, 1827 , in Latreille. Nat. Familien Thierreichs : 480. [Available but without included species until Latreille, 1829, in Cuvier, Régne Animal (Edn 2) 5: 405]    [BHLBHL]

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx testudo Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 65.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2(Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 91. [(but cited as testudo Fabricius, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Apoda Haworth, 1809.

LIMACODES was included within the subfamily ZYGANEOIDEA: LIMACODIDAE: LIMACODINAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Senior name:
Apoda Haworth, 1809: 137.

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