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

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Siosta Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (7) : 1687.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Callimorpha bifasciata Latreille, 1817. In: Humboldt & Bonpland, Voy. Rég. equinox. Nouv. Continent (Zool.), 2: 132, pl.42, figs 7, 8.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) EQUATORIAL AMERICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Lithosiidae (now Arctiidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Warren, 1895, Novit. zool. 2: 125.

Parsons et al. (1999) included LETOCLES Boisduval, 1870 as a junior synonym of SIOSTA Walker, 1856.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus SIOSTA.

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Junior name(s):
Letocles Boisduval, 1870: 84.

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