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

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Genus:
Pityeja Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (23) : 814 [key], 828.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Pityeja bellaria Walker, 1861. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 829.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Scoble, 1994

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. bellaria is a junior subjective synonym of Geometra histrionaria Herrich-Schäffer, [1853] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1 (1): wrapper, pl.16, figs 71, 72.

Parsons et al. (1999) included APLORAMA Warren, 1904 as a junior synonym of PITYEJA Walker, 1861 [December 14].

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus PITYEJA Walker, 1861 and a further 2 species in the genus "PITYEJA".

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