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

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Genus:
Aletis Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 179.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Papilio helcita Linnaeus, 1763. In: Johansson, Centuria Insect. Rariorum : 22.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) INDIA: ? Locality, (UZIU?).. Type-locality stated to be INDIA, but this was probably an error; the species occurs in tropical Africa. (UZIU?)

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species and 5 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ALETIS.

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