Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Eumelea Duncan [& Westwood], 1841
, in Jardine.
33(Ent. 7) : 215.
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : DESMOBATHRINAE
4: 152, pl.368, fig.F.
Syntype(s) [INDONESIA]: [Moluccas], [Amboina], (? Depository)..
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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Eumelia ; Duncan [& Westwood], 1841: pl.29, fig.4, legend.
Palibothra Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 106, 118.