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

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Genus:
Pisoraca Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (23) : 950 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Walker, 1862, ibidem 24: 1079.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Pisoraca bitactata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1079.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SOUTH AFRICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. bitactata is a junior subjective synonym of Ephyra lyciscaria Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 9: 406.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ANISODES Guenée, 1858; CODONIA Hübner, 1823; COSYMBIA Hübner, 1823; CYCLOPHORA Stephens, 1829; EPHYRA Duponchel, 1829; EUEPHYRA Packard, 1873; LEUCOPHTHALMIA Hübner, 1823; MATELLA Gistl, 1848; PACHYTHALIA Warren, 1897; PISORACA Walker, 1861; PROSTENODES Warren, 1903; STREPTOPTERON Swinhoe, 1892; and ZONOSOMA Lederer, 1853 as junior synonyms of CYCLOPHORA Hübner, 1822.

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