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

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Genus:
Acasis Duponchel, 1845 . Cat. méth. Lépid. Eur. : 256.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Geometra viretata Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.44, fig.230.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Listed by Duponchel as Cidaria viretaria Boisduval, 1840, Genera Index meth. eur. Lepid.: 215, an unjustified emendation of G. viretata Hübner, [1799].

Parsons et al. (1999) included AGIA Hulst, 1896; and CYSTEOPTERYX Hulst, 1896 as junior synonyms of ACASIS Duponchel, 1845.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 5 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ACASIS.

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Junior name(s):
Bryodis Gumppenberg, 1887: 327 (key).


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