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

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Genus:
Menophra Moore, 1887 . Lepid. Ceylon 3 : 409.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena abruptaria Thunberg, 1792. Diss. ent. sistens Insecta Suecica : 59.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male SWEDEN: ? Locality, (UZI, Uppsala)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Karsholt & Nielsen, 1985

Notes:
Ephemerophila Warren, 1894 was established to denote a subgenus of Menophra Moore [1887] 1884-7 and was raised to generic level by Holloway, 1993 Malayan Nature Journal 47 (1-2) : 187.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CERUNCINA Wehrli, 1941; EPHEMEROPHILA Warren, 1894; HEMEROPHILA Stephens, 1829; LEPTODONTOPERA Warren, 1894; and MALACUNCINA Wehrli, 1941 as junior synonyms of MENOPHRA Moore, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 65 species and 26 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MENOPHRA.

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Junior name(s):
Hemerophila Stephens, 1829: 125.
Hemerophila Stephens, 1829: 43.
Hemerophila Stephens, 1831: 189.


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