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

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Genus:
Metra Stephens, 1827 , in Anonymous. Retrospective Rev. (2) 1 : 245.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena pennaria Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 324.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Colotois Hübner, [1823].

Metra was again proposed by Stephens, 1829 [June], Nom. Br. Insects: 43 and 1829 [July], Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 118.

See: COLOTOIS Hübner, [1823] 1816.

Parsons et al. (1999) included HIMERA duponcehl, 1829; and METRA Stephens, 1827 as junior synonyms of COLOTOIS Hübner, 1823.

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Senior name:
Colotois Hübner, 1823: 288.


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