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

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Genus:
Diloptenia ; Agassiz, 1847 . Nomencl. zool. (Index univ.) : 118, 124.

Status:
Unjustified Emendation

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

An unjustified emendation of Deileptenia Hübner, [1825].

The `Index universalis' was published as Fascicle 12 of the Nomencl. zool.; Diloptenia is dated from the wrapper of Fascicle 12, not from its title-page which is dated 1846.

Parsons et al. (1999) included DILOPTENIA Agassiz, 1947 as a junior synonym of DEILEPTENIA Hübner, 1825.

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Senior name:
Deileptenia Hübner, 1825: 316.


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