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

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Genus:
Paraxia Möschler, 1890 . Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16 : 120.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOLIDAE : CHLOEPHORINAE

Type-species:
Paraxia chamaeleon Möschler, 1890. Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16: 121.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes PUERTO RICO: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. chamaeleon is a junior subjective synonym of Sarrothripus nilotica Rogenhofer, 1882 (but proposed in * Sarothripa, an incorrect subsequent spelling), Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 31 Sber. :26.

Poole (1989) included CORTICATA Walker, 1863; PARAXIA Möschler, 1890; and HYPOTHRIPA Hampson, 1894 as junior synonyms of CHARACOMA Walker, 1863.

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