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

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Genus:
Drymoptila Meyrick, 1892 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 6 : 585 [key], 670.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Drymoptila temenitis Meyrick, 1892. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2), 6: 670.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male AUSTRALIA: South Australia, Mount Lofty, April, one specimen (Coll. Guest), (SAM, Adelaide)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym and a junior objective synonym of Drymoptila Guest, 1887 - Lepid. Geometridae. Both the generic and specific names were made nomenclaturally available by Guest prior to their proposal and description by Meyrick. It is evident from the data that D. temenitis Guest and D. temenitis Meyrick refer to the same specimen in the Guest collection. D. temenitis Meyrick is therefore a junior objective synonym.

See: DRYMOPTILA Guest, 1887.

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

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Senior name:
Drymoptila Guest, 1887: 141.


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