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

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Genus:
Metapercnia Wehrli, 1939 , in Seitz. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 4(Suppl.) : 264.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Rhyparia ductaria Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1111.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [INDIA]: Hindostan, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Metapercnia was originally proposed as a subgenus of Percnia Guenée, 1857.

The part of Seitz containing page 264 has appeared only in the German edition; on page 257 the date of its publication is stated to be 21.ix.1939.

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

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