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

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Genus:
Microniodes Hampson, 1893 . Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9 : 34 [list], 139.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Microniodes obliqua Hampson, 1893. Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9: 139, pl.168, fig.21.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) CEYLON: Pundaloya, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Microniodes Maassen, 1890, in Reiss & Stübel, Reisen in Süd-Amerika: 57, 160 - Lepid. Epiplemidae. There is no objective replacement name, but M. obliqua is congeneric with Myrteta planaria Walker, 1861, the type-species of Myrteta Walker, 1861; the latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: MYRTETA Walker, 1861.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MICRONIODES Hampson, 1893 as a junior synonym of ORTHOCABERA Butler, 1879.

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Senior name:
Myrteta Walker, 1861: 814 (key), 831.


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