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

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Genus:
Bombycia ; Stephens, 1829 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 3 : 57.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Stephens attributed this genus to Hübner and was not proposing a new genus even though he used it for a concept now considered different from that of Hübner. Bombycia Hübner, 1822, had no generic description and because of this some authors have accepted Stephens' usage based on Stephens' generic description and the only species included by him, Noctua viminalis Fabricius.

See: ITEOPHAGA Boursin, 1965 February.

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Senior name:
Brachylomia Hampson, 1906: x (index), 220.


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