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

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Genus:
Prorella Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 . Contr. nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 4(2) : 142.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Eupithecia gypsata Grote, 1882. Can. Ent. 14: 188.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 [U.S.A.]: Arizona, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

In the original combination of the type-species the generic name was published as * Eupethecia, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 15 species in the genus PRORELLA.

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