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

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Genus:
Lignyoptera Lederer, 1853 . Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 3 : 177 [list], 211 [key], 212.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Geometra fumidaria Hübner, 1825. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.101, figs 520, 521.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Wehrli , 1940. In: Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde. 4(Suppl.): 408.

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Lignyoptera was proposed as the objective replacement name for Acalia Guenée, [1845].

Parsons et al. (1999) included ACALIA Guenée, 1845 as a junior synonym of LIGNYOPTERA Lederer, 1853.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus LIGNYOPTERA.

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Junior name(s):
Acalia Guenée, 1845: 278.


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