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

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Genus:
Alcippe Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 335 [key].

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Macaria castigataria Bremer, 1864. Mém. Acad. Sci. St Pétersb. (7), 8(1, Lepid. Ost-Sibiriens): 82, pl.7, fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.S.R.]: Ussuri, Ozero Khanka (Kengka See), (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Alcippe Blyth, 1844, J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 13: 384 - Aves. There is no objective replacement name, but M. castigataria is currently treated as congeneric with Geometra roboraria [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, the type-species of Boarmia Treitschke, 1825. The latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: BOARMIA Treitschke, 1825 [October 18].

Parsons et al. (1999) included ALCIPPE Gumppenberg, 1887; ASTACUDA Moore, 1888; BOARMIA Treitschke, 1825 [October 18]; DRYOCOETIS Hübner, 1825; EROBATODES Wehrli, 1943; MAIDANA Swinhoe, 1900; NARAPA Moore, 1887; PSEUDANGERONA Moore, 1887; PSEUDOBOARMIA McDunnough, 1920; and SERRACA Moore, 1887 as junior synonyms of HYPOMECIS Hübner, 1821.

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Senior name:
Boarmia Treitschke, 1825: 433.


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