Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Orthostixis Hübner, 1823
Verz. bekannt. Schmett.
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ORTHOSTIXINAE
Samml. eur. Schmett.
5: pl.16, fig.83.
by subsequent designation by
Hist. nat. Ins.
(Spec. gén. Lépid.),
[(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)]
Syntype(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..
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, , 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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