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

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Genus:
Ophthalmitis Fletcher, 1979 , in Nye. Generic Names Moths World 3 : 146.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Ophthalmodes herbidaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 283. [(of Ophthalmodes Guenée, 1857)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 417. [(of Ophthalmodes)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male, 1 female INDIA: central, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Established as an objective replacement name for OPHTHALMODES Guenée, 1858.

Parsons et al. (1999) included OPHTHALMODES Guenée, 1858 as a junior synonym of OPHTHALMITIS Fletcher, 1979.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 26 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus OPHTHALMITIS.

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Junior name(s):
Ophthalmodes Guenée, 1857: 283.


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