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

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Genus:
Pseudomicronia Moore, 1887 . Lepid. Ceylon 3 : 461.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : URANIIDAE : MICRONIINAE

Type-species:
Pseudomicronia caelata Moore, 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 461 (footnote).    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: South Hindostan, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. caelata was the name given by Moore to the species misidentified as Phalaena caudata Fabricius, 1781, by Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 23: 817.

P. caelata was later redescribed by Moore, 1888, in Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln late Mr W.S. Atkinson: 257.

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