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

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Genus:
Hypsometra Aurivillius, 1910 , in Sjöstedt. Kilimandjaro-Meru Exped. 2(9) : 40, text-fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Hypsometra ericinellae Aurivillius, 1910. In: Sjöstedt, Kilimandjaro-Meru Exped. 9: 40, pl.2, fig.11.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 18 males, 2 females [TANZANIA]: Kilimanjaro, Kiboscho, 3000-4000 m, (NR, Stockholm)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Sterrhinae but was transferred to the Geometrinae by Prout, 1930, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 16: 44.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus HYPSOMETRA.

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