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

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Genus:
Progonostola Meyrick, 1899 , in Sharp. Fauna hawaii. 1(2) : 167.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Progonostola cremnopis Meyrick, 1899. Fauna hawaii. 1(2): 167, pl.4, fig.25.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 14, both sexes [U.S.A.]: [Hawaii], Hawaii, Olaa; Molokai, 3000 feet, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Zimmerman, 1958, Insects Hawaii 7: 186 stated the type-locality to be Molokai, but did not designate a lectotype.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus PROGONOSTOLA.

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