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

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Genus:
Dysphania Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 175.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena numana Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 59-60, pl.227, fig.A, pl.228, fig.A.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1912. Genera Insect. 129: 50.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [MOLUCCAS]: [Seram], Ambon, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Incorrect type-species: Phalaena militaris Linnaeus, 1758, a name not originally included in Dysphania and not linked with one of the originally included names when designated by Turner, 1910, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 35: 628.

P. numana is dated from the wrapper of part 19, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

Parsons et al. (1999) included DEILEPTENA Guérin-Méneville, 1831; EUSCHEMA Hübner, 1819; HAZIS Boisduval, 1832; HELEONA Swainson, 1833; PAREUSCHEMA Thierry-Mieg, 1905; and POLENIVORA Gistl, 1848 as junior synonyms of DYSPHANIA Hübner, 1819..

Parsons et al. (1999) included 45 species and 53 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus DYSPHANIA.

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