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

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Genus:
Selenia Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 292.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Geometra illunaria Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.7, figs 36, 37.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Guenée , 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 9: 152.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

G. illunaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena dentaria Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.: 623.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 24 species and 9 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus SELENIA.

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Junior name(s):
Eutrapela Hübner, 1806: [2].


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