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

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Genus:
Mychonia Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.78, fig.448. [[1856], ibidem 1: 28, 41.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Mychonia corticinaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.78, fig.448.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The names are dated from the wrapper, not from the title-page, which is dated 1850-1858.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 14 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MYCHONIA.

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