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

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Genus:
Nelo Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 385.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Nelo discalis Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 385.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 4 BOLIVIA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

When originally proposed, Nelo contained two other species, both doubtfully included; under Article 68(c) of the Code these are not eligible for selection as type-species.

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, 1897, Novit. zool. 4: 463.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species in the genus NELO.

Pitkin (2002) included Sangala Walker, 1854; Nelo Walker, 1854; Melanoptilon Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; and Nelopsis Warren, 1895 as junior synonyms of Drymoea Walker, 1854.

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