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

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Karana Moore, 1882 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 106.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Karana decorata Moore, 1882. In: Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 107.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes INDIA: [W. Bengal], Darjiling, (BMNH, London)..

KARANA Moore, 1882 was treated as a valid genus, Holloway, 1989 Malayan Nature Journal 42 (2-3) : 126.

Poole (1989) included KARANA 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 (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) also included YULA Bethune-Baker, 1906 as a junior synonym of KARANA Moore, 1882 and as a junior synonym of EUPLEXIA Stephens, 1829.

Poole (1989) included 11 species in the genus KARANA.

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