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

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Genus:
Nagara Walker, 1866 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (34) : 1378.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : EUTELIIDAE : STICTOPTERINAE

Type-species:
Nagara phryganealis Walker, 1866. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1378.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female BRAZIL & U.S.A. & JAMAICA: Para & W. Coast, (BMNH, London).. A total of 3 male & female syntypes from Jamaica, Brazil & the west coast of America are deposited in the BMNH.

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. phryganealis is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena clara Stoll, 1781, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen 4: 133, pl. 358, fig. 1. Nagara when, originally proposed contained a second species, but this was doubtfully included and, under the Code, Article 68 (c), is not eligible for selection as type-species.

Nagara Walker, [1866] 1865 was treated as a valid genus (Gen. Rev.) being brought out of synonymy by Holloway, 1985 Malayan Nature Journal 38 (3-4) : 225.

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus NAGARA.

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