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

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Genus:
Epimecis Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 315.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena hortaria Fabricius, 1794. Entomologia systematica 3(2): 138.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 359.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) 'ITALY': ? Locality, (? Depository).. Type-locality stated to be Italy, but evidently in error; the species occurs in CANADA and U.S.A.

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. hortaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena virginiaria Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 149, 176, pl.275, fig.G.

Parsons et al. (1999) included BRONCHELIA Guenée, 1858 as a junior synonym of EPIMECIS Hübner, 1825.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 26 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus EPIMECIS.

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Junior name(s):
Bronchelia Guenée, 1857: 286.


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