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

Genus details

Search again

Amraica Moore, 1888 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson (3) : 245.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Amraica fortissima Moore, 1888. In: Horsfield & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 245.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes INDIA: Darjeeling, (BMNH, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A. fortissima is a junior subjective synonym of Boarmia recursaria Walker, 1860, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 21: 374.

Amraica Moore in Hewitson & Moore, 1888, is a valid genus, revalidated by Inoue, Sugi, Kuroko, Moriuti & Kawabe, 1982, Moths of Japan. Vol. 2. (Plates and synonymic catalogue) : 303.

Parsons et al. (1999) included6 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus AMRAICA.

Learn more about Geometridae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to AMRAICA and included species.

Submit correction/addition