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

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Genus:
Hyperetis Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 117.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Metrocampa amicaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.64, fig.361.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 373.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Cincinnati, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

M. amicaria is a senior subjective synonym of Probole alienaria Herrich-Schüffer, [1855], ibidem 1 (1): wrapper, pl.64, fig.364.
The generic name was listed by Hulst as * Hyperitis, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

See also: Probole Herrich-Schüffer [1855].

Parsons et al. (1999) included HYPERETIS Guenée, 1857 as a junior synonym of PROBOLE Herrich-Schäffer, 1855.

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Junior name(s):
Hyperitis ; Guenée, 1857: 549.


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