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

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Genus:
Orthostixis Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 304.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ORTHOSTIXINAE

Type-species:
Geometra cribraria Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.16, fig.83.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Guenée , 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 10: 220. [(as a junior name of laetata Fabricius, 1798, which Guenée placed (on the same page) as a senior synonym of cribraria, one of the nominal species originally included in Orthostixis)]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Phalaena laetata Fabricius, 1798, Ent. Syst. (Suppl.): 456, is a junior primary homonym of Phalaena laetata Fabricius, 1794, Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 164 - Lepid. Geometridae. Geometra cribraria Hübner, [1799], is a junior subjective synonym of P. laetata Fabricius, 1798, and is available as a subjective replacement name.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ORTHOSTIXIS.

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