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

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Genus:
Hypochroma Guenée, 1858 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 275.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Hypochroma percomptaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 280. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.6, fig.4]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 419.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Hypochroma Herrich-Schäffer, [1855] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1 (1): wrapper, pl.60, fig.325 - Lepid. Geometridae. The objective replacement name is Hypobapta Prout, 1912.

See: HYPOBAPTA Prout, 1912.

Parsons et al. (1999) included HYPOCHROMA Guenée, 1858 as a junior synonym of HYPOBAPTA Prout, 1912.

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Senior name:
Hypobapta Prout, 1912: 41.


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