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

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Genus:
Helastia Guenée, 1868 . Ent. mon. Mag. 5 : 94.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Helastia eupitheciaria Guenée, 1868. Ent. mon. Mag. 5: 95.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male NEW ZEALAND, CANTERBURY: [Mid Canterbury], [Christchurch], (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Craw, 1987

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 18 species in the genus HELASTIA.

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