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

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Genus:
Kerala Moore, 1881 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1881 : 329.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOLIDAE : CHLOEPHORINAE

Type-species:
Kerala punctilineata Moore, 1881. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 330.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Darjeeling, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Thyatiridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae, where it was placed by Hampson, 1912, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 11: 489.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Further information in Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1: 265, [Given above].

Poole (1989) included CERALA Hampson, 1912 as a junior synonym of KERALA Moore, 1881.

Poole (1989) included 6 species in

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Junior name(s):
Cerala ; Hampson, 1912: xiv (index), 489.
Kerasia ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 421.


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