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

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Genus:
Hesperumia Packard, 1873 . Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 5 : 79.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Hesperumia sulphuraria Packard, 1873. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 5: 79.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [U.S.A.]: Maine, Oxford County, Paris, Streaked Mountain, (MCZ, Boston)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Rindge, 1974

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The date of the first publication of Hesperumia is that printed in Packard's own separatum; see Prout, 1912, in Wytsmann, Genera Insect. 129: 114, footnote.

The date of the second publication of Hesperumia is taken from Signature no. 3 printed on page 33, dating pages 33-48, not from the title-page of the volume which is dated 1874.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ULTRALCIS McDunnough, 1920 as a junior synonym of HESPERUMIA Packard, 1873.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 6 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus HESPERUMIA.

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