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

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Genus:
Arctesthes Meyrick, 1886 . Trans. N.Z. Inst. 18 : 184.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym & Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Fidonia catapyrrha Butler, 1877. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 392, pl.43, fig.2. [(of Stratonice Meyrick, 1883)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NEW ZEALAND: [Mid Canterbury], [?Castle Hill], (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Arctesthes was proposed as the objective replacement name for Stratonice Meyrick, 1883; it was again proposed by Meyrick, 1886, Trans. N.Z. Inst. 18: 184.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus ARCTESTHES.

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Senior name:
Arctesthes Meyrick, 1885: 589.


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