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

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Genus:
Praethera Viidalepp, 1980 . Uchen. Zap. tartu gos. Univ. 13(No. 516) : 74.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Cidaria (Thera) praefecta Prout, 1914. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 4: 219.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
? by original designation/monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [JAPAN]: Nikko, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Notes:
Praethera Viidalepp, 1980 was established to denote a subgenus of Thera Stephens, 1831 and was raised to generic level by Inoue, Sugi, Kuroko, Moriuti and Kawabe, 1982, Moths of Japan Vol. 2 : 283.

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

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