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

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Genus:
Heliothea Boisduval, 1840 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 178.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Heliothea discoidaria Boisduval, 1840. Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 178.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Both Heliothea and discoidaria were Rambur manuscript names published by Boisduval. Placed in Oenochrominae in GNMW Vol. 3.

Parsons et al. (1999) included APETOVIA Krulikovski as a junior synonym of HELIOTHEA Boisduval, 1840.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus HELIOTHEA.

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