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

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Genus:
Melapera Hampson, 1908 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 1 : 488.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Melapera roastis Hampson, 1908. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8), 1: 488.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female MADAGASCAR: Foret d'Ambre, (BMNH, London)..

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

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

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