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

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Genus:
Orthofidonia Packard, 1876 . Monogr. Geometrid Moths U.S. 10 : 200, 235.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Larentia exornata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1187.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 males U.S.A.: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

L. exornata is a junior subjective synonym of Cleora tinctaria Walker, 1860, ibidem 21: 486. Included by Packard as exornata Packard, an incorrect authorship.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus ORTHOFIDONIA.

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