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

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Spilosoma Curtis, 1825 . British entomology 5 : 92.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Bombyx menthastri Schifferm├╝ller, 1775. Ank├╝ndung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 54.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRIA: Vienna district, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

B. menthastri is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena lubricipeda Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 505.

The name Spilosoma was attributed to Stephens but was used and made nomenclaturally available by Curtis prior to its proposal by Stephens, 1827.

Spilosoma Curtis, 1825, was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Watson, 1988, Entomologica Scandinavica 19 (3) : 253.

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

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Junior name(s):
Spilosoma Stephens, 1827: 242.

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