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

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Genus:
Erannis Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 320.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
[Phalaena] defoliaria Clerck, 1759. Icon. Insect. rariorum 1: pl.7, fig.4.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 363.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [EUROPE], [SWEDEN]: ? Locality, (NR, Stockholm)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Mikkola, 1985

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The type-species was included by Hübner in Erannis as defoliaria Linnaeus, an incorrect authorship.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CHIMADIA Speyer, 1839; HYBERNIA Berthold, 1827; LAMPETIA Stephens, 1827; and THRIPTERA Gistl, 1848 as junior synonyms of ERANNIS Hübner, 1825.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species and 10 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ERANNIS.

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Junior name(s):
Chimadia Speyer, 1839: 109.
Erranis ; Hübner, 1826: 49.
Hibernia ; Duponchel, 1829: 106 (key), 301.
Hyberna ; Burmeister, 1829: 27.
Hybernia Berthold, 1827: 485.
Lampetia Stephens, 1827: 242.
Lampetia Stephens, 1829: 116.
Lampetia Stephens, 1829: 43.
Thriptera Gistel, 1848: xi.


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