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

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Genus:
Parortholitha Herbulot, 1955 , in Paulian & Viette. Mém. Inst. sci. Madag. (E) 6 : 193.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Ortholitha recta Prout, 1916. Novit. zool. 23: 278.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

O. recta was originally described by Prout in the combination Ortholitha subrectiaria recta, a subspecies of Tephrina subrectiaria Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 23: 964, and was raised to specific status by Herbulot in 1955 when he proposed Parortholitha.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 7 species in the genus PARORTHOLITHA.

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