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

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Genus:
Genussa Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (31) : 171.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Genussa celerenaria Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 171.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [BRAZIL]: Para, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Pericopidae (now Arctiidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae, where it was placed by Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2 (Abt.2) Inhalts-Verz. Tafeln 108 bis 140: 10.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 10 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus GENUSSA.

Pitkin (2002) included Genussa Walker, [1865] as a junior synonym of Perigramma Guenée, [1858

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