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

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Genus:
Palyas Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 395.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena aura Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 85, pl.53, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walker , 1861. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 22: 620.

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: . Type-locality not stated. The species is now known to occur in FRENCH GUIANA and VENEZUELA

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 7 species in the genus PALYAS.

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