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

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Genus:
Acalia Guenée, 1845 . Cat. méth. Lépid. Eur. : 278.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Geometra fumidaria Hübner, 1825. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.101, figs 520, 521. [(of LIGNYOPTERA Lederer, 1853)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Wehrli , 1940. In: Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde. 5: pl.101, figs 520, 521.

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of ACALIA Gray, 1840, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (N.S.) 6: 285 - Echinoderma. The objective replacement name is LIGNYOPTERA Lederer, 1853.

See: LIGNYOPTERA Lederer, 1853.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ACALIA Guenée, 1845 as a junior synonym of LIGNYOPTERA Lederer, 1853.

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Senior name:
Lignyoptera Lederer, 1853: 177, 211, 212.


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