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Eutrepsia Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 99, 100. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 19, 20.]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Melanchroia inconstans Geyer, 1837. In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 5: 17, pl.[148], figs 861, 862.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) MEXICO: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Eutrepsia was included by Herrich-Schüffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-133. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schüffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52; the title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given in the Introduction to this volume under Dates of some important Publications.

This genus was originally proposed in the Lithosiidae (now Arctiidae), but was subsequently transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Prout, 1923, Novit. zool. 30: 200.

Parsons et al. (1999) included OENOTRUS Druce, 1885; and TROCHIODES Guenée, 1857 as junior synonyms of EUTREPSIA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 27 species in the genus EUTREPSIA.

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