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

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Genus:
Microsema Hübner, 1823 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : 32.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Microsema quadripunctaria Hübner, 1823. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 32, pl.[68], figs 393, 394.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [BRAZIL]: Bahia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included BRACHYSTICHIA Warren, 1904; GYNOPTERYX Guenée, 1857; and LISSOSTOLODES Warren, 1895 as junior synonyms of MICROSEMA Hübner, 1823.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 17 species and 7 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MICROSEMA.

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Junior name(s):
Microsemia ; Gumppenberg, 1887: 329, 340.


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