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

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Genus:
Melanolophia Hulst, 1896 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23 : 322 [key], 357.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Tephrosia canadaria GuenĂ©e, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 263.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CANADA: ? Locality, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 104 species and 25 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MELANOLOPHIA.

Pitkin (2002) included Nesalcis Warren, 1897 as a junior synonym of Melanolophila Hulst, 1896.

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