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

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Genus:
Plesiolaea Fletcher, 1979 , in Nye. Generic Names Moths World 3 : 167.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Paralaea promacha Meyrick, 1892. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2), 6: 671. [(of Paralaea Meyrick, 1892)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 5, male, female AUSTRALIA: Western AUSTRALIA, Albany, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Established as an objective replacement name for PARALAEA Meyrick, 1892.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus PLESIOLAEA.

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Junior name(s):
Paralaea Meyrick, 1892: 584 (key), 670.


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