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

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Genus:
Dichroma Westwood, 1841 , in Jardine. Naturalists Libr. (Edn 1) 33(Ent. 7) : 224.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Dichroma equestralis Duncan [& Westwood], 1841. In: Jardine, Naturalists Libr. (Edn 1), 33(Ent.7): 224, pl.30, fig.1.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1912. Genera Insect. 129: 198.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape of Good Hope, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus DICHROMA.

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