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

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Genus:
Hygrochroma Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.64, fig.366. [[1858], ibidem 1: 63.]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Hygrochroma olivinaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.64, fig.366.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - male BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

It is possible that Hygrochroma originated as an incorrect subsequent spelling of Hygrochroa Hübner, [1823]. Hygrochroma has, however, been used consistently as a valid genus (Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 9: 149; Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1561; Druce, 1892, Biologia cent.-am. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera 2: 58) and is still in current use. In the interests of nomenclatural stability current usage is followed.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 11 species in the genus HYGROCHROMA.

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