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

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Genus:
Arima Kaye, 1901 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1901 : 149.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Arima isolata Kaye, 1901. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 149, pl.6, fig.25.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) TRINIDAD: Verdant Vale, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Arima Chapuis, 1875, in Lacordaire & Chapuis, Hist. nat. Insectes (Genera Coleop.) 11: 217 - Coleoptera. There is no objective replacement name, but A. isolata is currently treated as congeneric with Spargania magnoliata Guenée, 1857, the type-species of Spargania Guenée,1857; the latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: SPARGANIA Guenée, 1857.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMYGDALOPTERYX Warren, 1897; ARIMA Kaye, 1901; and ERIOPYGIDIA Warren, 1900 as junior synonyms of SPARGANIA Guenée, 1857.

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Senior name:
Spargania Guenée, 1857: 454.


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