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

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Genus:
Dirce Prout, 1910 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 103 : 12 [footnote].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ARCHIEARINAE

Type-species:
Oenone lunaris Meyrick, 1890. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2), 4: 1195.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1910. In: Wytsman, Genera Insect. 104: 11.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) AUSTRALIA: Tasmania, Mount Wellington (4100 feet), (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Dirce was proposed as the objective replacement name for Oenone Meyrick, 1890. Placed in Oenochrominae in GNMW Vol. 3.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species in the genus DIRCE.

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Junior name(s):
Oenone Meyrick, 1890: 1140 (key), 1194.


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