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

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Genus:
Eilema Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 165.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx caniola Hübner, 1808. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. 3: pl.51, fig.220.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1878. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 17.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Wittia de Freina, 1980, a change in status was proposed, changed to Eilema section Wittia by Kocak, 1991, Priamus 5 (4) : 127.

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

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Junior name(s):
Hilema ; Agassiz, 1847: 135, 182.
Ilema ; Hampson, 1900: ix (index), 83, 130.
Strysopha Arora & Chaudhury, 1982: 27.
Systropha Hübner, 1819: 166.


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