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

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Genus:
Sestra Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (26) : 1750.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Sestra fusiplagiata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1751.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NEW ZEALAND: [Auckland], [Auckland], (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

S. fusiplagiata is a junior subjective synonym of Cidaria flexata Walker, 1862, ibidem 25: 1421.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMASTRIS Meyrick, 1883; and PSEUDOSESTRA Butler, 1882 as junior synonyms of SESTRA Walker, 1863.

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

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Junior name(s):
Amastris Meyrick, 1883: 530.
Amastris Meyrick, 1884: 104.


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