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

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Genus:
Parca Saalmüller, 1891 . Lepid. Madagascar : 486.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Parca inusitata Saalmüller, 1891. In: Boisduval & Guenée, Lepid. Madagascar : 487, fig.199.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype MADAGASCAR: N.W., Nossi-Bé I., (FNS, Frankfurt)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Parca was originally placed in the 'Herminiidaé; it is here transferred to the Acronictinae.

Poole (1989) included PARCA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus PARCA.

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