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

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Genus:
Melanchra Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 207.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena persicariae Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 319.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SWEDEN: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included CERAMICA Guenée, 1852 as a junior synonym of MELANCHRA Hübner, 1820.

Poole (1989) included 6 species in the genus MELANCHRA.

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