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

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Genus:
Xerodes Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 291.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Xerodes ypsaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 291.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male BORNEO: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included GYADROMA Swinhoe, 1894; ZETHENIA Motschulsky, 1861; and ZYGOCTENIA Warren, 1895 as junior synonyms of XERODES Guenée, 1857.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 11 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus XERODES.

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