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

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Gesonia Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 75.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Gesonia obeditalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 75.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CEYLON: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

See also: Dragana Walker, [1859]; Hileia Walker, 1861; Maresia Walker, 1866; and Amblygoes Butler, 1879.

Poole (1989) included GESONIA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included DRAGANA Walker, 1859; HILEIA Walker, 1862; APPHADANA Walker, 1866: 1212 (preoccupied); MARESIA Walker, 1866; and AMBLYGOES Butler, 1879 as junior synonyms of GESONIA Walker, 1859.

Poole (1989) included DAGASSA Walker, 1858; and APPHADANA Walker, 1865: 1094 as junior synonyms of RENODES Guenée, 1952.

Poole (1989) included 12 species in the genus GESONIA.

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