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

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Genus:
Exyra Grote, 1875 . Check List Noctuidae Am. N. of Mex. (1) : 26.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : PLUSIINAE

Type-species:
Xanthoptera semicrocea Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 241.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type [U.S.A.]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

In the original description Guenée states 'Je ne connais cette Xanthoptére que par un dessin d'Abbot. d'aprés lequel elle différerait de la [X.] semiflava . . .' Abbot's drawing is not known to have been published, but from Guenée description the identity of this species is not in doudt.

Poole (1989) included EXYRA in the subfamily ACONTIINAE. However, Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999) included EXYRA in the subfamily PLUSIINAE.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus EXYRA.

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