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

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Genus:
Leucesthes Warren, 1902 . Novit. zool. 9 : 348.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Leucesthes margarita Warren, 1902. Novit. zool. 9: 348.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 females [AUSTRALIA]: West Australia, Roebourne, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

L. margarita is a junior subjective synonym of Nearcha alba Swinhoe, 1902 February, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 9: 79.

See also: Acibdela Turner, 1906.

This genus was originally proposed in the Oenochrominae, but was transferred to the Geometrinae by Turner, 1910, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 35: 572.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ACIBDELA Turner, 1906 as a junior synonym of LEUCESTHES Warren, 1902.

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

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