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

Genus details

Search again

Nematocampa Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 120.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Nematocampa filamentaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 121. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.2, fig.3; pl.5, fig.1]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE [CANADA]: ? Locality, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Unknown

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Guenée associated three other names with Nematocampa when it was proposed; one, limbata Haworth, was doubtfully included; the other two names resistaria Herrich-Schäffer and vestitaria Herrich-Schäffer which were listed as synonymous, were included for a subspecies or a form of filamentaria. According to Article 68(c) of the Code these taxa are not eligible for selection as type-species.

Nematocampa filamentaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena limbata Haworth, 1809, Lepid. Br.: 346.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 16 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus NEMATOCAMPA.

Learn more about Geometridae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to NEMATOCAMPA and included species.

Submit correction/addition