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

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Genus:
Operophtera Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 321.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena brumata Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 529.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 252. [(but listed by Hulst as *Opheroptera, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [SWEDEN?]: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included PARAPTERA Hulst, 1896; RACHELA Hulst, 1896 as junior synonyms of OPEROPHTERA Hübner, 1825.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 14 species and 4 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus OPEROPHTERA.

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Junior name(s):
Cheimatophila Plötz, 1885: 33.
Operophthera ; Hübner, 1826: 50.
Opheroptera ; Hulst, 1896: 250 (key), 252.
Thysanodes Rambur, 1870: xxxi.


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