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

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Genus:
Polyphasia Stephens, 1831 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 3 : 227.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena centumnotata Schultze, 1775. Naturforscher 6: 93, pl.4.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2(Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 101. [(but included by Stephens and designated by Westwood as centumnotata Fabricius, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) GERMANY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. centumnotata is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena truncata Hufnagel, 1767, Berl. Mag. 4: 602.

See also: Dysstroma Hübner, [1825].

Parsons et al. (1999) included POLYPHASIA Stephens, 1831 as a junior synonym of DYSSTROMA Hübner, 1825.

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