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

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Genus:
Merida Rogenhöfer, 1875 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.124.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Merida scelestaria Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875. Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.124, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - male AFRICA MER. [SOUTH AFRICA]: Stellenbosch, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

M. scelestaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena filia Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 128, pl.264, fig.D.

See also: Mauna Walker, 1865.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MERIDA Rogenhofer, 1875; and NOCTUOMORPHA Felder, 1874 as junior synonyms of MAUNA Walker, 1865.

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