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

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Genus:
Thersana Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (31) : 152.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Thersana acuta Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 152.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [BRAZIL]: Amazon Region, Nanta, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Dioptidae, but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; I have not found any published reference to the transfer.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus THERSANA.

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