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

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Genus:
Melanthia Duponchel, 1829 , in Godart & Duponchel. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2) : 111 [key]. [1830, ibidem 8 (1): 252.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Geometra procellata Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 114.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna region, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 8 species and 5 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MELANTHIA.

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Junior name(s):
Melenthia Desmarest, 1857: 141.


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