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

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Genus:
Racasta Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (23) : 814 [key], 830.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Racasta caberaria Walker, 1861. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 830.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

R. caberaria is a junior subjective synonym of Syllexis spatiaria Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 10: 50.

Parsons et al. (1999) included LEUCOREAS Warren, 1904 as a junior synonym of RACASTA Walker, 1861 [December 14].

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus RACASTA.

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