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

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Genus:
Ergavia Walker, 1866 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (35) : 1598.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Ergavia bogotaria Walker, 1866. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1599.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - male [COLOMBIA]: Bogota, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

E. bogotaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena carinenta Cramer, 1777, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 2: 47, 148, pl.128, fig.F.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 21 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ERGAVIA.

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