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

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Genus:
Melanotesia Rindge, 1964 . Bull. amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 126 : 249 [key], 383.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Calospila siderata Dognin, 1901. Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 45: 184.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male BOLIVIA: Rio Songo, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus MELANOTESIA.

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