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

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Genus:
Bapta Stephens, 1829 . Nom. Br. Ins. : 45.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena bimaculata Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 635.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2(Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 103.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [GERMANY]: Leipzig, Depository unknown..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Bapta was again proposed by Stephens, 1829 [July], Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 147; and 1831, Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 3: 294.
P. bimaculata was incorrectly attributed to Villers, both by Stephens and by Westwood.

See also: Lomographa Hübner, [1825].

Parsons et al. (1999) included AKROBAPTA Werhli, 1924; ANHIBERNIA Staudinger, 1892; BAPTA Stephens, 1829; CIRRETAERA Wehrli, 1939; CORYCIA Duponchel, 1829; CYRTESIA Wehrli, 1937; EAROXYPTERA Djakonov, 1936; EUDJAKONOVIA Fletcher, 1979; LEUCETAERA Warren, 1894; LOMATOGRAPHA Agassiz, 1847; and NEOBAPTA Djakonov, 1936 as junior synonyms of LOMOGRAPHA Hübner, 1825.

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Junior name(s):
Bapta Stephens, 1829: 147.
Bapta Stephens, 1831: 294.


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