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

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Genus:
Paleacrita Riley, 1876 . Rep. Noxious Benefic. Ins. Missouri 8 : 13. [and 1876, Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 274.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena vernata Peck, 1795. Mass. Mag. 7(1795): 415, figs 1-7.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [U.S.A.]: [Maine], [Kittery], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

In a headnote on page 12 of the Rep. Noxious Benef. Ins. Missouri 8, Riley stated that the paper read before the St. Louis Academy of Science would not be given to the public in their volume of Transactions `for many months to come', so it was reproduced in that Report.

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

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Junior name(s):
Palaeacrita ; Barnes & McDunnough, 1917: 119.


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