Orthonama

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Orthonama
Orthonama.vittata.-.lindsey.jpg
Adult Oblique Carpet (Orthonama vittata)
at Commanster (Belgian Ardennes)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Tribe: Xanthorhoini
Genus: Orthonama
Hübner, 1825
Type species
Geometra lignata
Hübner, 1799
Species

Several, see text

Synonyms

Numerous, see text

Orthonama is a genus of the geometer moth family, Geometridae. It belongs to the tribe Xanthorhoini of the "carpet" subfamily (Larentiinae). Nycterosea is usually included here by modern authors, but may in fact be distinct enough to warrant recognition as an independent genus.[1]

Selected species[edit]

Species of Orthonama (sensu lato) include:[verification needed][2]

Synonyms[edit]

Junior synonyms of Orthonama are:[3]

  • Nycterocea (lapsus)
  • Nycterosea Hulst, 1896 (but see above)
  • Nyctosia (lapsus; non Hampson, 1900: preoccupied)
  • Orthonoma (lapsus)
  • Percnoptilota Hulst, 1896
  • Plemyria Hübner, 1825a (non Hübner, 1825b: preoccupied)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004ab), FE (2009ab), and see references in Savela (2001)
  2. ^ FE (2009ab), and see references in Savela (2001)
  3. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004ab), and see references in Savela (2001)

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