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

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Genus:
Elpiste Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 329 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Gumppenberg, 1896, ibidem 65: 297.]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Halia tripunctaria Packard, 1873. Proc. Boston Soc. nat. Hist. 16: 26.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male, 1 female [U.S.A.]: California, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

In addition to H. tripunctaria, Gumppenberg also included Halia marcescaria Guenée, 1857 in Elpiste, but wrongly attributed the authorship to Packard. H. marcescaria was however, only doubtfully included, for its diagnosis was followed by a foot-note stating `I am not certain, without having seen the species, whether it belongs to Godonela, where it appears to fit on account of the characteristic maculation behind the middle of the wing'.

Under Article 68(c) of the Code, doubtfully included species are not eligible for selection as type-species.
H. tripunctaria is a junior subjective synonym of Tephrina lorquinaria Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 10: 101.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AZATA Walker, 1860 [March 10]; CATASTICTIS Gumppenberg, 1887; DYSMIGIA Warren, 1895; ELPISTE Gumppenberg, 1887; EPELIS Hulst, 1896; EUFITCHIA Packar, 1876; EUPISTERIA Boisduval, 1840; EUTROPA Hübner, 1831; FIDONIA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; GLADELA Grossbeck, 1909; GRAMMATOPHORA Stephens, 1829; HALIA Duponchel, 1829; PARASEMIA Hübner, 1823; PHILOBIA Duponchel, 1829; PHYSOSTEGANIA Warren, 1894; PROUTICTIS Bryk, 1938; PROPHASIANE McDunnough, 1939; PSAMATODES Guenée, 1857; PSEUDOISTURGIA Povolny & Moucha, 1957; SCIAGRAPHIA Hulst, 1896; SPERANZA Curtis, 1828; SYMPHERTA Hulst, 1896; THAMNONOMA Lederer, 1853; and XENOECISTA Warren, 1897 as junior synonyms of MACARIA Curtis, 1826 September 1.

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Junior name(s):
Gladela Grossbeck, 1909: 353.
Sympherta Hulst, 1896: 320 (key), 338.


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