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

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Genus:
Herochroma Swinhoe, 1893 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 12 : 148.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Herochroma baba Swinhoe, 1893. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 12: 148.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1912. Genera Insect. 129: 27.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - male [INDIA]: Khasia Hills, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included ARCHAEOBALBIS Prout, 1912; CHLOROCLYDON Warren, 1894; and NEOBALBIS Prout, 1912 as junior synonyms of HEROCHROMA Swinhoe, 1893.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 29 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus HEROCHROMA.

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Junior name(s):
Hierochroma ; Sharp, 1894: 283.


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