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

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Genus:
Poecilasthena Warren, 1894 . Novit. zool. 1 : 394.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Acidalia pulchraria Doubleday, 1843. In: Dieffenbach, Trav. New Zealand 2: 286.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female NEW ZEALAND: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999, in Scoble) incl;ude ASTHENIODES Hampson, 1903 as a junior synonym of POECILASTHENA Warren, 1894.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 30 species in the genus POECILASTHENA.

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