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

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Genus:
Cystidia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 174.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena stratonice Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 234, 252, pl.398, fig.K.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) JAPAN: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

From a multiple original spelling in which both * Cistidia (by implication as the singular form of Cistidiae) and Cystidia were used, I adopt Cystidia, the spelling used since 1915; before that date * Cistidia was used. No published reference to a selection by an earlier reviser has been found.

Parsons et al. (1999) included HALTHIA Ménétriés, 1858; OCHODES Orza, 1867; and VITHORA Moore, 1866 as junior synonyms of CYSTIDIA Hübner, 1819.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 5 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus CYSTIDIA.

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Junior name(s):
Cistidia ; Hübner, 1819: 174.
Ochodes Orza, 1867: 38.


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