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

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Genus:
Mesothea Warren, 1901 . Novit. zool. 8 : 446.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Nemoria incertata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1557.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 5 females [CANADA]: Hudson's Bay, Albany River, St. Martin's Falls, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included CHLOROCHROMA Gumppenberg, 1895 as a junior synonym of MESOTHEA Warren, 1901.

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

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Junior name(s):
Chlorochroma Gumppenberg, 1895: 477, 493.


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