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

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Genus:
Acaena Treitschke, 1825 , in Ochsenheimer. Schmett. Eur. 5(2) : 429.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena sambucaria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 519.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

ACAENA<\i> is a junior objective synonym of OURAPTERYX<\i> Leach, 1814.

See: OURAPTERYX<\i> Leach, 1814.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ACAENA,\i> Treitschke, 1825; ENERGOPTERYX<\i> Thierry-Mieg, 1903; EUCTENURAPTERYX<\i> Warren, 1894; PHRUDURA<\i> Swinhoe, 1906; URAPTERA<\i> Billberg, 1820; and UROPTERYX<\i> Aggasiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of OURAPTERYX<\i> Leach, 1814.

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Senior name:
Ourapteryx Leach, 1814: 79.


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