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

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Genus:
Gellonia Meyrick, 1884 . N.Z. J. Sci. Dunedin 2 : 234.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Boarmia dejectaria Walker, 1860. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 394.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NEW ZEALAND: [Wellington], (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Gellonia was proposed in a `Supplement to a monograph of the New Zealand Geometrina' without included nominal species being listed; reference was made, however, to genus no. 31, Boarmia Treitschke, 1825, of `A Monograph of the New Zwaland Goemetrina', which appeared first in 1883, N.Z. Jl. Sci. Dunedin 1: 530 and again in 1884, Trans. N.Z. Inst. 16: 99 and included only one species, Boarmia dejectaria Walker, 1860.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus GELLONIA.

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Junior name(s):
Gelonia ; Meyrick, 1885: 65.


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