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

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Genus:
Semiothisa Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 27, 30.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Semiothisa gambaria Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 27, pl.[28], figs 159, 160.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 465 (footnote).    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Incorrect type-species: Phalaena fasciata Fabricius, 1775, a name not originally included in Semiothisa and not linked with one of the originally included names when designated by Butler, 1881, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1881: 348.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 16 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus SEMIOTHISA Hübner, 1818 and a further 141 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus "SEMIOTHISA".

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Junior name(s):
Godonella Blanchard, 1840: 526.
Osteodes Guenée, 1857: 177.
Parasemia Hübner, 1823: 30.


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