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

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Genus:
Drymoptila Guest, 1887 . Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 9 : 141.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Drymoptila temenitis Guest, 1887. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 9: 141.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included as temenitis Meyrick, an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male AUSTRALIA: [South Australia], Balhannah district, 7 April 1879, one specimen, (SAM, Adelaide)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Guest evidently obtained both the generic and specific names from Meyrick as an identification and unintentionally made them nomenclaturally available before Meyrick's generic and specific descriptions were published.

Parsons et al. (1999) included DRYMOPTILA Meyrick, 1892 as a junior synonym of DRYMOPTILA Guest, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus DRYMOPTILA.

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Junior name(s):
Drymoptila Meyrick, 1892: 585 (key), 670.


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