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

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Achyra Guenée, 1849 . Explor. scient. Algérie. (Hist. nat. Anim. Artic.) 3 : 404.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pyralis interpunctalis Hübner, 1796. Samml. eur. Schmett. 6: pl.19, fig.128.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Marion , 1957. Entomologiste 13: 83. [(but cited in error as `designation originelle')]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

ACHYRA was established for the two nominal species, Pyralis interpunctalis Hübner, 1796, and Pyralis nudalis Hübner, 1796. Guenée stated that the two might be synonymous, but nevertheless referred to them as `deux espéces'. No original designation of a type-species was made.

See also: * ACHIRIA Sherborn, 1932; * ACHYRIA Sherborn, 1932.

ACHYRA was included within the subfamily CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats ACHYRA in the CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Achiria ; Sherborn, 1932: 2.
Achyria ; Sherborn, 1932: 3.

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