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

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Genus:
Percnia Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 10 : 216.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Percnia felinaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 10: 216. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.19, fig.1]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1895. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 3: 306.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male, 4 females [INDIA]: Inde centrale [central India], (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus PERCNIA.

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Junior name(s):
Perenia ; Prout, 1928: 159.


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