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

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Lacera Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 336.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena alope Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 168, pl.286, figs E, F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1894. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 2: 491.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository).. TYPE-LOCALITY stated to be Surinam

Nye (1975) stated:-

TYPE-LOCALITY stated to be Surinam, but this was probably an error as the species illustrated is not known to occur in the New World but is widespread in the ETHIOPIAN and ORIENTAL REGIONS.

Poole (1989) included LACERA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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

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