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

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Genus:
Spermo Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 334 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Gumppenberg, 1893, ibidem 59:359.]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Geometra ambustaria Geyer, 1831. In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 5: pl.108, figs 567, 568.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [ITALY]: [Sicily], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The type-locality, taken from a Geyer manuscript, was published by Hemming, 1937, Hübner 1: 219.

Parsons et al. (1999) included SPERMO Gumppenberg, 1887 as a junior synonym of SELIDOSEMA Hübner, 1823.

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