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

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Genus:
Epidesmia Duncan [& Westwood], 1841 , in Jardine. Naturalists Libr. (Edn 1) 33(Ent. 7) : 220.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Epidesmia tricolor Duncan [& Westwood], 1841. In: Jardine, Naturalists Libr. (Edn 1), 33(Ent. 7): 220, pl.28, fig.1.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [AUSTRALIA]: New South Wales, (OUM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included HEMAGALMA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; and PANAGRA Guenée, 1858 as junior synonyms of EPIDESMIA Duncan [& Westwood], 1841.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species in the genus EPIDESMIA.

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