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

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Genus:
Colostygia Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 328. [also, 1826, ibidem (Anz.): 49]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Geometra turbata Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.49, fig.255.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 292.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

From a multiple original spelling in which both * Calostigia and Colostygia (by implication as the singular form of Colostygiae) were used, Colostygia was the spelling adopted by the first reviser, Aurivillius, 1925, Ergebn. zweiten dt. Zent.-Afr.-Exped. 1910-1911 1 (Zool. 18): 1341, footnote.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMOEBE Hübner, 1825; CALLISTIGIA Agassiz, 1847; ERINOBIA Stephens, 1850; EUPERIZOMA Warren, 1900; and PSEUDOBAPTRIA Inoue, 1982 as junior synonyms of COLOSTYGIA Hübner, 1825.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 29 species and 24 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus COLOSTYGIA.

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Junior name(s):
Callistigia ; Agassiz, 1847: 60, 61.
Calostigia ; Hübner, 1825: 328.


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