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

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Celenna Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (25) : 1774. [Nomenclaturally available from 1894]    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Geometra saturataria Walker, 1861. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 519.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Warren , 1894. Novit. zool. 1: 447. [(as *saturaria, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CEYLON [SRI LANKA]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This generic name was first published as a synonym of Geometra Linnaeus, 1758, but was treated subsequently by Warren, 1894, Novitates Zoologica 1: 447 as an available name with its original authorship and was adopted by him as the name of a taxon, thus fulfilling the criteria of availability under Article 11(d) of the Code.

G. saturataria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena festivaria Fabricius, 1794, Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 152.

Holloway (1993). Moths of Borneo (11): 24 brought Celenna out of synonym with Hypochrosis with saturataria Walker =festivaria Fabricius as the type-species (see Celenna

Parsons et al. (1999) included 9 species and 4 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the geneus CELENNA.

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Junior name(s):
Celenna Walker, 1859: 288.

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