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

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Genus:
Melora Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 773.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Melora amygdaloides Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 773.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: Rio [de] Janeiro, (? Depository)..

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

The type material of M.amygdaloides Walker is lost. Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 204, has been followed in his family placement of this species.

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