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

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Genus:
Potera Moore, 1879 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1878 : 852.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Potera marginata Moore, 1878. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 852, pl.53, fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BURMA]: Upper Tenasserim, Moolai, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. marginata is currently treated as a junior subjective synonym of Abraxas triseriaria Herrich-Schäffer, [1855] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1 (1): wrapper, pl.58, fig.322.

See also: Omophyseta Warren, 1894.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CALLISPILUS Agassiz, 1847; CALOSPILUS Hübner, 1816; CHOOREECHILLUM Lucas, 1901; DEXTRIDENS Wehrli, 1934; DICERATODESIA Wehrli, 1935; EMPRIONONYX Wehrli, 1936; ISOSTICTIA Wehrli, 1934; MESOHYPOLEUCA Wehrli, 1935; OMOPHYSETA Warren, 1894; POTERA Moore, 1879; PRIONONYX Wehrli, 1935; RHABDOTAEDOEAGUS Wehrli, 1935; SILABRAXAS Swinhoe, 1900; SPILOTA Hübner, 1822; SPINUNCUS Wehrli, 1935; and TRIMERESIA Wehrli, 1935 as junior synonyms of ABRAXAS Leach, 1815.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 176 species and 37 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ABR

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