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

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Genus:
Monoctenia Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 183.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Monoctenia falernaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 184. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.7, fig.3 (as *fraternaria, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes NOUVELLE-HOLLANDE [AUSTRALIA]: Tasmanie [Tasmania], (MNHN, Paris)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Monoctenia has been used as the original generic name for species which are now in the Noctuidae.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus MONOCTENIA.

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