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

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Genus:
Melandia Boisduval, 1870 . Consid. Lépid. Guatemala : 77.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena aterea Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 158, pl.370, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 125.

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. aterea is dated from the wrapper of part 31, not from the title-page of volume 4 which is dated 1782.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MELANCHROEA Agassiz, 1847; MELANDIA Boisduval, 1870; MILTOPARAEA Wallengren, 1861; and TARAXINEURA Warren, 1900 as junior synonyms of MELANCHROIA Hübner, 1819.

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