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

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Genus:
Agrapha Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 333 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Gumppenberg, 1896, ibidem 65: 228.]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena farinata Hüfnagel, 1767. Berlin Mag. 4: 610.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [GERMANY]: Berlin, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Agrapha Hübner, [1821] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett.: 250 - Lepid. Noctuidae. There is no objective replacement name, but P. farinata is congeneric with Geometra duplicaria Hübner, [1799], the type-species of Lithostege Hübner, [1825]. The latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: LITHOSTEGE Hübner, [1825] 1816.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AGRAPHA Gumppenberg, 1887 as a junior synonym of LITHOSTEGE Hübner, 1825.

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Senior name:
Lithostege Hübner, 1825: 337.


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