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

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Philometra Grote, 1872 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4 : 98.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Herminia longilabris Grote, 1872. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4: 99.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1873. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4: 308.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) U.S.A.: Pennsylvania, also Virginia, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Philometra Grote was originally placed as a subgenus of Herminia Latreille, 1802. A junior homonym of Philometra Costa, 1846, Annali Accad. Aspir. Nat. Napoli 3: 80, - Vennes, Nematoda. The objective replacement name is Epidelta nom. n. [Nye, 1975].

See: EPIDELTA Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included PHILOMETRA Grote, 1972 (preoccupied); and EPIDELTA Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of PHALAENOSTOLA Grote, 1873.

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Senior name:
Epidelta Nye, 1975: 179.

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