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

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Genus:
Mursa Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (19) : 845.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Mursa calisalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 846.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [BRAZIL]: Rio Janeiro, (UM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

M. calisalis is a junior subjective synonym of Physula phtisialis Guenée, 1854, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 8:87.

See also: Paramimetica Warren, 1889, and Sisputa Möschler, 1890.

Poole (1989) included MURSA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included AGANZAGARA Walker, 1866; PARAMIMETICA Warren, 1889; and SISPUTA Möschler, 1890 as junior synonyms of MURSA Walker, 1859.

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

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