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

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Genus:
Hyperythra Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 99.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Hyperythra limbolaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 101. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.3, figs 3, 4]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 393. [(as a junior name of lutea)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

H. limbolaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena lutea Stoll, 1781, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 4: 157, pl.370, figs C, D.

Guenée placed P. lutea, which he described from Stoll's figure, as a form of H. limbolaria, unjustifiably emending the name to luteata.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CALLIPONA Turner, 1904; and PSEUDERYTHRA Swinhoe, 1894; and TYCOONIA Warren, 1894 as junior synonyms of HYPERYTHRA Guenée, 1857.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 7 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus HYPERYTHRA.

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