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

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Genus:
Tachyphyle Butler, 1881 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1881 : 329.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Tachyphyle acuta Butler, 1881. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 329.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [BRAZIL]: 'Amazons', near Santa Cruz, Rio Solimones, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Pitkin, 1996

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 15 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus TACHYPHYLE.

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