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

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Trichosoma Rambur, 1832 . Annls Soc. ent. Fr. 1 : 272.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena parasita Hübner, 1790. Beitr. Gesch. Schmett. 2(2): 42, pl.2, fig.I.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Blanchard , 1840. In: Castelnau, Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 3: 487. [(but cited for *Trichosomum Rambur, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

A junior homonym of Trichosoma Rudolphi, 1819, Entozoorum Synopsis: 13, Nematoda. The objective replacement name is Somatrichia Kirby, 1892.

Trichosoma Rambur was placed by Ferguson, 1978, in Dominick, Moths Am. N. of Mexico 22 (2): 58, as a junior subjective synonym of Orgyia Ochsenheimer, 1810, in the Lymantriidae, on the basis of an incorrect type-species.

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Senior name:
Somatrichia Kirby, 1892: 274.

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