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

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Genus:
Mellilla Grote, 1873 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1 : 12.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Mellilla chamaechrysaria Grote, 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 13, pl.1, figs 1-3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [U.S.A.]: New York, Buffalo, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

M. chamaechrysaria is a junior subjective synonym of Fidonia xanthometata Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 24: 1038.

See also: Gonilythria Gumppenberg, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included GONILYTHRIA Gumppenberg, 1887 as a junior synonym of MELLILLA Grote, 1873.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus MELLILLA.

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