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

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Genus:
Eumelea Duncan [& Westwood], 1841 , in Jardine. Naturalists Libr. (Edn 1) 33(Ent. 7) : 215.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : DESMOBATHRINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena rosalia Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 152, pl.368, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [INDONESIA]: [Moluccas], [Amboina], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Eumelea was the spelling adopted by Warren, 1894, Novit. zool. 1: 375, as first reviser, from a multiple original spelling in which both Eumelea and * Eumelia were used.

P. rosalia is dated from the wrapper of part 31, not from the title-page of volume 4 which is dated 1782.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 28 species and 38 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus EUMELEA. EUMELEA was included within the subfamily GEOMETRIDAE: DESMOBATHRINAE by Minet & Scoble, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Eumelia ; Duncan [& Westwood], 1841: pl.29, fig.4, legend.
Palibothra Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 106, 118.


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