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

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Genus:
Racotis Moore, 1887 . Lepid. Ceylon 3 : 418.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Hypochroma boarmiaria GuenĂ©e, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 282.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 males CHINA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. Type-locality stated doubtfully to be Indonesia (Indes Orientales?). The series of this species in the BMNH includes specimens from N. INDIA, BURMA, S. CHINA and FORMOSA

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 21 species and 9 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus RACOTIS.

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