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

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Genus:
Praeantarctia Heimlich, 1956 . Mitt. münch. Ent. Ges. 46 : 309, 310.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Praeantarctia indecisa Heimlich, 1956. Mitt. münch. Ent. Ges. 46: 309, pl.14, figs 1-4.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CHILE: Forest near Chillan, 37degrees South, (ZSBS, Munchen)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Notodontidae, but was transferred to the Geometridae by Heimlich, 1960, Ent. Z., Frankf.a.M. 70: 272.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus PRAEANTARCTIA.

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