Bombyx Linnaeus, 1758

Wang, Xing, Wang, Min, Zolotuhin, Vadim V., Hirowatari, Toshiya, Wu, Shipher & Huang, Guo-Hua, 2015, The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands, Zootaxa 3989 (1), pp. 1-138: 8

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I. Bombyx Linnaeus, 1758  ( FIGURES 1–3View FIGURE 1View FIGURE 2View FIGURE 3)

Bombyx Linnaeus, 1758  , Systema Naturae 1: 495. Type species: Phalaena (Bombyx) mori Linnaeus, 1758  , Systema Naturae, 1: 499, by subsequent designation in Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 1957, 15: 254 (originally proposed as a subgenus of Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758  ).

Bumbyx: Fabricius, 1777  , Genera Insect: 277. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Bombix: Mabille, 1884  , in Rochebrune, Bull. Soc. philomath. Paris, 8 (7): 31. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Theophila Moore, 1862  , Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1 (4): 315. Type species: Bombyx bengalensis Moore, 1862  , Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1 (4): 315, by subsequent designation by Kirby, 1892, Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het., 1: 719.

Diagnosis. Easily distinguished based on the following characters: forewing with M 1 and Rs on a common stem; outer margin below apex obviously concave; uncus apically bifurcate with rounded lobes; gnathos a broadly rounded-triangular lobe, valva narrow and long.

Distribution. South-East Asia, with one domestic species now distributed worldwide.

Remarks. The genus consists of six species, including the wild relative of the cultivated silkworm, B. mori  . Originally proposed as a subgenus of Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758  , in which many species of numerous other families, particularly Noctuidae  were included (Nye, 1975), the International Commission for Zoological Nomenclature Used its plenary powers to place Bombyx  on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology with “Name number 1056 ” as the zoological number ( Fletcher & Nye, 1982; Beccaloni et al., 2003). Moore (1862) established the genus Theophila  with five included species. Fletcher & Nye (1982) synonymized Theophila  with Bombyx  based on its type species Bombyx bengalensis Moore, 1862  being a junior synonym of B. huttoni Westwood, 1847 ( Beccaloni et al., 2003)  . In the present paper, four Bombyx  species are recorded from China (Map 1).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Bombycidae

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Bombyx Linnaeus, 1758

Wang, Xing, Wang, Min, Zolotuhin, Vadim V., Hirowatari, Toshiya, Wu, Shipher & Huang, Guo-Hua 2015
2015
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Bombix:

Mabille 1884
1884
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Theophila

Moore 1862
1862
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Bombyx bengalensis

Moore 1862
1862
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Bumbyx:

Fabricius 1777
1777
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Bombyx

Linnaeus 1758
1758
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Phalaena (Bombyx) mori

Linnaeus 1758
1758
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Phalaena

Linnaeus 1758
1758