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

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Genus:
Micronissa Swinhoe, 1891 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891 : 483.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Urapteryx margaritata Moore, 1867. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 612.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Khasi Hills, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

In the original combination of the type-species, the generic name was published as * Urapteryx, an incorrect subsequent spelling of Ourapteryx Leach, 1814.

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

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