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

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Genus:
Maxera Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (33) : 809.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Maxera subocellata Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 809.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male WEST AFRICA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included PARATHERMES Hampson, 1902 as a junior synonym of MAXERA Walker, 1865.

Poole (1989) included 16 species in the genus MAXERA.

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