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

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Genus:
Mimaletis Warren, 1894 . Novit. zool. 1 : 378.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Aletis postica Walker, 1869. In: Chapman, Proc. nat. Hist. Soc. Glasgow 1: 332, pl.5, fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) CONGO: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Orthostixinae (now Oenochrominae), but was transferred to the Ennominae by Prout, 1910, in Wytsman, Genera Insect. 104: 2, when he synonymized Mimaletis with its junior objective synonym Provola Swinhoe, 1904.

Parsons et al. (1999) included PROVOLA Swinhoe, 1904 as a junior synonym of MIMALETIS Warren, 1894.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 8 species in the genus MIMALETIS.

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Junior name(s):
Provola Swinhoe, 1904: 538.


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