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

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Genus:
Halthia Ménétriés, 1858 . Bull. phys.-math. Acad. imp. Sci. St Pétersb. 17 : 217.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Halthia eurypile Ménétriés, 1858. Bull. phys.-math. Acad. imp. Sci. St Pétersb. 17: 217.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.S.R.]: Amur [River], southern part, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

H. eurypile was redescribed by Ménétrés, 1859, Dr L. von Schrenck's Reisen und Forschungen in Amurlande 2 (1): 47, pl.4, fig.3; the name on the plate was published as * Eurypyle, an incorrect subsequent spelling. It is currently treated as a subspecies of Abraxes couaggaria Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 10: 202.

Halthia was originally proposed in the Agaristidae, but has since been transferred to the Geometridae, where the type-species was placed by Staudinger, 1871, in Staudinger & Wocke, Cat. Lepid. eur. Faunengeb.: 154.

Parsons et al. (1999) included HALTHIA Ménétriés, 1858; OCHODES Orza, 1867; and VITHORA Moore, 1866 as junior synonyms of CYSTIDIA Hübner, 1819.

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