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

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Genus:
Acuspis Gumppenberg, 1893 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 59 : 412, 430.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Gnophos caelebaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6: 72. [; 1848, ibidem 3: pl.68, fig.421; 1851, ibidem 3: pl.83, fig.507]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 4.

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

G. caelebaria is dated from the wrapper of Heft 55, which included page 72 of volume 6, not from the title-page, which is dated 1843-1856. The figures appeared before the text, but the legends are non-binominal. In the legend on plate 68 the specific name is spelt '* Caelibaria', an incorrect original spelling.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ACUSPIS Gumppenberg, 1893; PARIETARIA Leraut, 1981; and YEZOGNOPHOS Matsumura, 1927 as junior synonyms of ELOPHOS Boisduval, 1840.

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