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

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Genus:
Hyposcotis Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 314.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Geometra mucidaria Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 5: pl.28, fig.148.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1904. Entomologists Rec. J. Var. 16: 122.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Meyrick, 1892, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1892: 117, included only one species, mucidaria Hübner, in Hyposcotis; Prout regarded this use as a restriction and, erroneously, as a type-species designation. Hence Prout's designation of mucidaria is followed by, `[Myer. 1892]'.

Parsons et al. (1999) included COSTIGNOPHOS Wehtli, 1951; EUCHROGNOPHOS Wehrli, 1951; HYPOSCOTIS Hübner, 1825; KEMTROGNOPHOS Wehrli, 1951; LYCOGNOPHOS Wehrli, 1951; NEOGNOPHINA Wehrli, 1946; and RHOPALOGNOPHOS Wehrli, 1951 as junior synonyms of CHARISSA Curtis, 1826.

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