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

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Genus:
Pseudomennis Druce, 1885 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Heterocera) 1 : 152.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Eudule bipennis Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 381.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - female(s) VENEZUELA; HONDURAS: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Melameridae (now Dioptidae); the type-species, Eudule bipennis Walker, was placed in the Geometridae by Forbes, 1917, Jl N.Y. ent. Soc. 25: 57.

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

electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera volume 1

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