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

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Malacosoma Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 192.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx franconica Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 57.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 819. [(cited as `franconica Esp.', an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [GERMANY]: Frankfurt, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Numerous authors have incorrectly attributed franconica to Esper, 1785, Die Schmett. 3 (20): 139; Esper was not there describing franconica as a new species, but using the name franconica [Denis & Schiffermüller], for which he cited the original reference below the species heading.

MALACOSOMA was included within the subfamily LASIOCAMPIDAE: LASIOCAMPINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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