Phalaena

Phalaena is an obsolete genus of Lepidoptera used by Carl Linnaeus to house most moths. Phalaena was one of three genera used by Linnaeus to cover all Lepidoptera. Papilio included all butterflies at that time, Sphinx included all hawk moths, and Phalaena included all the remaining moths. The type species was Phalaena typica (now Naenia typica in ...
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Phalaena

• (n.) A linnaean genus which included the moths in general.
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