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

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Genus:
Megalycinia Wehrli, 1939 . Mitt. m√ľnch. Ent. Ges. 29 : 73.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Hemerophila scalaria Christoph, 1893. Dt. ent. Z. 6: 95.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [U.S.S.R.]: Transcaucas.; Helenendorf, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Megalycinia was originally proposed as a subgenus of Hemerophila Stephens, 1829, but was raised to generic level by Wehrli, 1941, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 4 (Suppl.): 456.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MEGALYCINIA.

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