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

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Thera Stephens, 1831 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 3 : 271.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Geometra variata Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 110.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1834. British entomology 11: 519. [(but designated as variata Hübner, an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository)..

Praethera Viidalepp, 1980 was established to denote a subgenus of Thera Stephens, 1831 and was raised to generic level by Inoue, Sugi, Kuroko, Moriuti and Kawabe, 1982, Moths of Japan Vol. 2 : 283.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CORYTHEA Duponchel, 1845 as a junior synonym of THERA Stephens, 1831.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 23 species and 14 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus THERA.

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