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

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Fracara Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (9) : 137 [key], 146.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena viridata Stoll, 1780. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 44, pl.311, fig.D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. viridata is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782.

Poole (1989) included FRACARA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (1999).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus FRACARA.

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