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

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Genus:
Metanema Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 171.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Metanema inatomaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 171. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.3, fig.7]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 378.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female AUSTRALIA: ? Locality, (MNHN, Paris).. Type-locality stated by Guenée, in error, to be Canada, but corrected by Viette, 1950, Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 19: 202 to AUSTRALIA

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species in the genus METANEMA Guenée, 1857 and a further 3 species in the genus "METANEMA".

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