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

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Genus:
Myrteta Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (23) : 814 [key], 831.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Myrteta planaria Walker, 1861. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 831.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [INDIA]: North Hindostan, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species in the genus MYRTETA.

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Junior name(s):
Microniodes Hampson, 1893: 34 (list), 139.


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