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

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Genus:
Oaracta Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (23) : 947 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Walker, 1862, ibidem 24: 1090.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Oaracta auricincta Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1091.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male SOUTH AFRICA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus OARACTA.

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