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

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Genus:
Spilosoma Stephens, 1827 , in Anonymous. Retrospective Rev. (2) 1 : 242.

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lubricipeda Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 505.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

A junior homonym of Spilosoma Curtis, 1825. There is no objective replacement name but P. lubricipeda is the senior subjective synonym of Bombyx menthastri [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, the type-species of Spilosoma Curtis, 1825; the latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Spilosoma was proposed again by Stephens, 1828, Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 2: 55, 74; 1829 [June], Nom. Br. Insects: 40; and 1829 [July], Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 56.

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Senior name:
Spilosoma Curtis, 1825: pl.92.


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