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

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Genus:
Hammaptera Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.71, figs 404, 405. [[1865], ibidem 1: 34, 52. [Cited as a additional reference].]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Hammaptera probataria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.71, figs 404, 405.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The names are dated from the wrapper, not from the title-page, which is dated 1850-1858.

Parsons et al. (1999, in Scoble) RHOPALISTA Warren, 1897 as a junior synonym of HAMMAPTERA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 24 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus HAMMAPTERA.

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