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

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Genus:
Dyspteris Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 29.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Dyspteris breviataria Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 29. [(the objective replacment name then proposed by Hübner for Phalaena amata Cramer, 1779, see Notes)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 250. [(cited as D. amata Cr)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

D. breviataria was proposed by Hübner as the objective replacement name for Phalaena amata Cramer, 1779, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 62, pl.228, fig.F., a junior primary homonym of Phalaena amata Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn. 10) 1: 524 - Lepid. Geometridae.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 22 species in the genus DYSPTERIS.

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