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

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Genus:
Larentia Stephens, 1829 . Nom. Br. Ins. : 44.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 4

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Geometra clavaria Haworth, 1809. Lepid. Br. : 302.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 112. [(but included by Trietschke as cervinata [Denis & Schiffermüller] and designated by Stephens as cervinata Hübner)]

Type specimens:
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Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym and a junior objective synonym of Larentia Treitschke, 1825.
Included by Stephens as cervinaria [Denis & Schiffermüller], an incorrect authorship; cervinaria is an unjustified emendation by Treitschke, 1825, in Ochsenheimer, Schmett. Eur. 5 (2): 440, of Geometra cervinata [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, itself an unjustified emendation and a misidentification of Phalaena cervinalis Scopoli, 1763. The first available name for the misidentified species is Geometra clavaria Haworth, 1809.

Larentia was again proposed by Stephens, 1829 [July], Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 129.

See: LARENTIA Treitschke, 1825 [October 18].

Parsons et al. (1999) included CYMAZONITA Sodoffsky, 1837; LARENTIA Stephens, 1829; and PLEROCYMIA Hübner, 1825 {December 31] as jnuior synonyms of LARENTIA Treitschke, 1825 [October 18].

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Senior name:
Larentia Treitschke, 1825: 440.


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