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

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Genus:
Xystrota Hulst, 1896 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23 : 297 [key], 301.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Acidalia rubromarginaria Packard, 1871. Proc. Boston Soc. nat. Hist. 13: 391.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but included and cited as hepaticaria Guenée, a misidentification)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: California, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

After examining a syntype of Acidalia hepaticaria Guenée, 1857, labelled `Typicum Specimen', 'Ex Musaeo Ach. Guenée', Barnes & Benjamin, 1927, Pan-Pacif. Ent. 4 (2): 89, concluded that the species previously known under that name in North America had been misidentified species was Acidalia rubromarginaria Packard, 1871. Thus Acidalia hepaticaria Guenée sensu Hulst, 1896 = Acidalia rubromarginaria Packard, 1871.

See Frontispiece 1, fig.9, Acidalia rubromarginaria Packard, male.

Under Article 70(a) of the Code, the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CALYPTOCOME Warren, 1900; SCELOLOPHIA Hulst, 1896; WAUCHULA Hulst, 1900; and XYSTROTA Hulst, 1896 as junior synonyms of LEPTOSTALES Möschler, 1890.

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