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

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Genus:
Pennithera Viidalepp, 1980 . Uchen. Zap. tartu gos. Univ. 13(No. 516) : 68.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Cidaria comis Butler, 1879. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5), 4: 443.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
? by original designation/monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) JAPAN: Yokohama, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Pennithera Viidalepp, 1980 was established to denote a subgenus of Asaphodes Meyrick, 1885 and was raised to generic level by Inoue, Sugi, Kuroko, Moriuti and Kawabe, 1982, Moths of Japan Vol. 2 : 283.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus PENNITHERA.

According to Blackwell, 2004 Synergy-Research 34 (4): 21-35 PENNITHERA belongs in the Larentiinae: Cidariini (pers.comm. Peter Roelofs).

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