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

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Genus:
Polla Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.72, figs 416-418. [[1856], ibidem 1: 30, 44.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Polla praelataria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.72, figs 417, 418.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 168.

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The names are dated from the wrapper, not from the title-page, which is dated 1850-1858.

Warren, 1894, Novit. zool. 1: 456, discussed Polla and restricted it to praelataria but the restriction did not constitute a valid type-species designation; the present designation preserves Warren's concept of the genus.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 15 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus POLLA.

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