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

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Genus:
Melemaea Hulst, 1896 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23 : 368.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Melemaea magdalena Hulst, 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 368.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [U.S.A.]: Colorado, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

I have used the spelling adopted by Dyar, [1903] 1902, Bull. U.S. natn. Mus. 52: 332, from a multiple original spelling in which * Melamaea was used on page 322 (key) and Melemaea on page 368.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus MELEMAEA.

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Junior name(s):
Melamaea ; Hulst, 1896: 322 (key).


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