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

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Genus:
Nepheloleuca Butler, 1883 . J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 17 : 197 [key], 201, pl.9, figs 11, 12.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena politia Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 65, 150 (as *polita, an incorrect subsequent spelling), pl.139, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. politia is dated from the wrapper of part 12, not from the title-page of volume 2 which is dated 1779. The incorrect subsequent spelling occurred in part 16, also published in 1777.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 5 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus NEPHELOLEUCA.

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