Phalaena


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Pha`lae´na


n.1.(Zool.) A linnæan genus which included the moths in general.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In Systema naturae 1758 Linnaeus indicated three divisions of order Lepidoptera viz; Sphinx, Phalaena and Papilio, and seven subdivisions in Phalaena, which poses nine super families of order Lepidoptera.
Dallinger, Gesammelte Nachrichten uber den Fichtenspinner oder die Baumraupe, Phalaena Bombyx Pini Linn, und den ubrigen auf dem Nadelholze lebenden Raupen, samt Mitteln, ihre zu grobe Vermehrung zu hindern (Weissenburg, 1798), p.