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

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Genus:
Spaniocentra Prout, 1912 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 129 : 13 [key], 94.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Comibaena pannosa Moore, 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 433, pl.195, figs 1, 1a, 1b.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [SRI LANKA]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

C. pannosa is currently treated as a subspecies of Phorodesma megaspilaria Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 9: 371.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 20 species in the genus SPANIOCENTRA.

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