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

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Genus:
Parepisparis Bethune-Baker, 1906 . Novit. zool. 13 : 269.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Parepisparis crenulata Bethune-Baker, 1906. Novit. zool. 13: 269.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male BRITISH NEW GUINEA [PAPUA NEW GUINEA]: [Central District], Mount Kebea, [3600ft], (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Parepisparis was originally proposed in the Noctuidae.

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Noctuidae, but was transferred to the Geometridae by Prout, 1921, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 12: 27. The date of publication of the part of Seitz containing page 27 is stated on page 21 to be 24.i.1921 in the German edition and 31.i.1921 in the English edition.

Parsons et al. (1999) included EPICAMPYLA Turner, 1919; GERUSIA Warren, 1907; ONYCHOPSIS Prout, 1910; and PERATODACTYLA Turner, 1947 as junior synonyms of PAREPISPARIS Bethune-Baker, 1906.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 17 species in the genus PAREPISPARIS.

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