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

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Genus:
Omphax Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 368.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Omphax plantaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 368.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: . Type-locality not known. The species is now known to occur widely in AFRICA from Ethiopia to Cape Province

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included AGRAPTOCHLORA Warren, 1894; and PYCNODONTIA Warren, 1901 as junior synonyms of OMPHAX Guenée, 1857.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 17 species and 4 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus OMPHAX.

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