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

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Genus:
Sphacelodes Guenée, 1858 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 10 : 116.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Brotis vulneraria Hübner, 1823. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 23, pl.[56], figs 319, 320.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 367.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [BRAZIL]: Bahia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included BROTIS Hübner, 1823 as a junior synonym of SPHACELODES Guenée, 1823.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species in the genus SPHACELODES.

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Junior name(s):
Brotis Hübner, 1823: 23.
Sphaecelodes ; Hulst, 1896: 322 (key), 367.
Sphoecelodes ; Neave, 1940: 251.


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