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

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Genus:
Apeira Gistel, 1848 . Naturg. Thierreichs : xi.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena syringaria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 520. [(of Pericallia Stephens, 1828)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Apeira was proposed as the objective replacement name for Pericallia Stephens, 1828.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CYPHOSEA Grote, 1896; and PERICALLIA Stephens, 1828 as junior synonyms of APEIRA Gistl, 1848.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 10 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus APEIRA.

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Junior name(s):
Cyphosea Grote, 1896: xiv.
Pericallia Stephens, 1828: 151.
Pericallia Stephens, 1829: 120.
Pericallia Stephens, 1829: 43.
Pericallia Stephens, 1831: 171.


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