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

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Genus:
Chlorissa Stephens, 1831 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 3 : 315.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena viridata Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 523.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2(Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 100.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [SWEDEN?]: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included AOSHAKUNA Matsumura, 1925 as a junior synonym of CHLORISSA Stephens, 1831.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 41 species and 11 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus CHLORISSA.

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