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

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Genus:
Mafana Viette, 1979 . Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 48(1) : 14.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Mafana lajonquierei Viette, 1979. Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 48(1)

Type-species designation:
? by original designation/monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype MADAGASCAR: Tamatave, Perinet region, Analamazoatra, (MNHN, Paris)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980)
stated:-

Mafana in the Noctuidae, Ophiderinae is cited here as it was not included in Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1.

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

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus MAFANA.

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