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

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Genus:
Gonilythria Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 323 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, without included species until Gumpppenberg, 1896, ibidem 65: 302.]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Lythria rilevaria Packard, 1876. Rep. U.S. geol. geogr. Surv. Territ. (Monogr. Geometrid Moths U.S.), 10: 221, pl.9, fig.43.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - including at least 2 males [U.S.A.]: Missouri; Texas, central Missouri; Dallas, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

L. rilevaria is a junior subjective synonym of Fidonia xanthometata Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 24: 1038.

See also: Mellilla Grote, 1873.

Parsons et al. (1999) included GONILYTHRIA Gumppenberg, 1887 as a junior synonym of MELLILLA Grote, 1873.

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