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

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Genus:
Metrocampa Bruand, 1846 . Mem. Soc. Emul. Doubs (1) 2(2, livr.3, 4) : 76.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena margaritata Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), 1: 865.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included as margaritaria [Denis & Schiffermüller], an unjustified emendation of margaritata Linnaeus)]

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Campaea Lamarck, 1816.

See: CAMPAEA Lamarck, 1816.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ERATOPIS R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817; METROCAMPA Braund, 1846; METROCAMPUS Berthold, 1827; and TRIBACIS Billberg, 1820 as junior synonyms of CAMPAEA Lamarack, 1816.

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Senior name:
Campaea Lamarck, 1816: 568.


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