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

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Genus:
Macrotes Duncan [& Westwood], 1841 , in Jardine. Naturalists Libr. (Edn 1) 33(Ent. 7) : 212.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena netrix Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 87, 150, pl.151, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [DUTCH GUIANA, GUYANA, NORTH BRAZIL]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. netrix is dated from the wrapper of part 13, not from the title-page of volume 2 which is dated 1779.

Parsons et al. (1999) included NETRIX Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 as a junior synonym of MACROTES Duncan [& Westwood], 1841.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus MACROTES.

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Junior name(s):
Netrix Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 107, 120.


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