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

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Genus:
Phthorarcha Meyrick, 1892 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1892 : 80.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Anisopteryx primigena Staudinger, 1895. Dt. ent. Z. 7: 291.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [CENTRAL ASIA]: Samarkand, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Phthorarcha was nomenclaturally available from 1892, but the sole species included by Meyrick was a nomen nudum until described by Staudinger in 1895.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus PHTHORARCHA.

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