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

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Nacna Fletcher, 1961 . Ruwenzori Exped. 1952 1(7) : 198.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Canna pulchripicta Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 790. [(of Canna Walker, 1865)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [INDIA]: Darjeeling, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Nacna was proposed as the objective replacement name for Canna Walker, 1865.

Nacna Fletcher, 1961 was treated in the Noctuidae, Acronictinae/Amphipyrinae in Nye 1975, Generic Names Moths World, 1 : 326.

Nacna has subsequently been referred to the Acronictinae from the Pantheinae within the Noctuidae by Speidel, Fanger & Naumann, 1996, Systematic Entomology 21 (3) : 247.

Poole (1989) included CANNA Walker, 1865 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of NACNA Fletcher, 1961.

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus NACNA.

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Junior name(s):
Canna Walker, 1865: 790.

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