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

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Simena Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (7) : 1728.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Simena luctifera Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1728.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male MEXICO: ? Locality, (OUM, Oxford)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Liparidae (now Lymantriidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in the family appears to have been by Druce, 1891, Biologia cent.-am. (Zool.) Lepid. Heterocera 2: 2.

Parsons et al. (1999) included COSMETODES Guenée, 1857 as a junior synonym of SIMENA Walker, 1856 [May 10].

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

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