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

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Genus:
Melinodes Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.57, fig.312. [[1858], ibidem 1: 81.]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Melinodes detersaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.57, fig.312.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - male COLOMBIA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Plate 57 of Samml. neuer . . . Schmett. 1 (1) was included in Hefte 11-17 of that work; according to Zuchold, [1855], Biblthca hist.-nat. 5 (1): 21, Hefte 11-17 had been published by June 1855.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 22 species in the genus MELINODES.

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Junior name(s):
Melinoides ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 110, 124.


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