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

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Genus:
Samana Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (27) : 197.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Samana falcatella Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 197.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female NEW ZEALAND: [?Hawkes Bay, Hawkes Bay or Taupo, Taupo], (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Pyralidae, but has since been transferred to the Geometridae, where it was placed by Meyrick, 1884, Trans. N.Z. Inst. 16 : 93.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus SAMANA.

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