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

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Genus:
Maesia Stephens, 1831 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 3 : 150.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Geometra favillacearia Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.26, fig.139.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

G. favillacearia is a junior subjective synonym of Geometra fagaria Thunberg, 1784, Diss. ent. sistens Insecta Suecica (1): 7.

See also: Eudyscia Wehrli, 1950.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CALODYSCIA Wehrli, 1950; CATADYSCIA Wehrli, 1950; EUDYSCIA Wehrli, 1950; IBERAFRINA Wehrli, 1950; MAESIA Stephens, 1831; PSEDNOTHRIX Hübner, 1825; RJABOVANA Wehrli, 1950; SCODIONA Boisduval, 1840; WARNECKEELLA Wehrli, 1950; and ZULEIKA Bang-Haas, 1906 as junior synonyms of DYSCIA Hübner, 1825.

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Junior name(s):
Moesia ; Stainton, 1859: 59.


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