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

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Genus:
Mesoptila Meyrick, 1891 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 5 : 793 [key], 794.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Mesoptila compsodes Meyrick, 1891. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2), 5: 794.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [AUSTRALIA]: New South Wales, Sydney, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus MESOPTILA.

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