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

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Genus:
Myrice Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 555.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Myrice transiens Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 556.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Lithosiidae (now Arctiidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Warren, 1905, Novit. zool. 12: 315.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ASIONA Walker, 1854 [May 13]; and HEMIGYMNODES Warren, 1894 as junior synonyms of MYRICE Walker, 1854.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 5 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MYR

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