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

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Genus:
Aleucis Guenée, 1845 . Cat. méth. Lépid. Eur. : 270 [footnote].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Erannis distinctata Herrich-Schäffer, 1839. In: Panzer, Faunae Insect. Germ. initia : 81.

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as Ephyra pictaria Curtis)]

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Geometra pictaria Thunberg, 1784, Diss. ent. sistens Insecta Suecica (1): 6, pl., was misidentified and figured by Curtis, 1833, Br. Ent. 10: 447 as Ephyra pictaria Thunberg. Geometra pictaria Thunberg, 1784, is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena lichenaria Hufnagel, 1767, Berl. Mag. 4: 512. Geometra pictaria Thunberg sensu Curtis is Erannis distinctata Herrich-Schäffer, [1839].

Under article 70(a) of the Code, the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission.

See also: Anhibernia Staudinger, 1892.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ALEUCIS Stephens, 1850 as a junior synonym of ALEUCIS Guenée, 1845.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus ALEUCIS.

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Junior name(s):
Aleucis Stephens, 1850: 159.


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