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

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Genus:
Spargania Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 10 : 454.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Spargania magnoliata Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 10: 455.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1906. Entomologists Rec. J. Var. 18: 36.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male, 1 female CANADA: ? Locality, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included AMYGDALOPTERYX Warren, 1897; ARIMA Kaye, 1901; and ERIOPYGIDIA Warren, 1900 as junior synonyms of SPARGANIA Guenée, 1857.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 60 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus SPARGANIA.

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Junior name(s):
Arima Kaye, 1901: 149.


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