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

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Genus:
Micronidia Moore, 1888 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson (3) : 258.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Micronia simpliciata Moore, 1867. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 646.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [INDIA]: Bengal, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Microniidae (now Uraniidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae, where it was placed by Hampson, 1895, Fauna Br. India (Moths) 3: 151.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species in the genus MICRONIDIA.

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