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

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Genus:
Mnesithetis Swinhoe, 1900 . Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. (2) : 370.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Hemithea idaea Swinhoe, 1892. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 6.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1918. Novit. zool. 25: 78.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Khasia Hills, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Mnesithetis Warren, 1897, Novit. zool. 4: 393 - Lepid. Geometridae. There is no objective replacement name, but H. idaea is congeneric with Dithecodes erasa Warren, 1900, the type-species of Dithecodes Warren, 1900. The latter is thus, available as a subjective replacement name.

See: DITHECODES Warren, 1900.

Parsons et al. (1999) included EUTHYSANA Warren, 1907; MNESITHETIS Swinhoe, 1900; NEOSTERRHA Warren, 1900; and PSEUDACIDALIA Sterneck, 1927 as junior synonymys of DITHECODES Warren, 1900.

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Senior name:
Dithecodes Warren, 1900: 102.


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