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

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Genus:
Pterapherapteryx Curtis, 1825 . British entomology 2 : 64.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena sexalisata Hübner, 1788. Beitr. Gesch. Schmett. 1(3): 17, pl.2, fig.L.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1966. Entomologists Gaz. 17: 15.

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [GERMANY]: Augsburg, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. sexalisata is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena sexalata Retzius, 1783, Genera Species Insect.: 50.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMATHIA Duponchel, 1829; and MYSTICOPTERA Meyrick, 1892 as junior synonyms of PTERAPHERAPTERYX Curtis, 1825.

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

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Junior name(s):
Amathia Duponchel, 1829: 112 (key).
Mysticoptera Meyrick, 1892: 60 (key), 62.


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