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

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Genus:
Elyra Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 203.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Elyra phlegeusalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 203.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male BORNEO [MALAYSIA]: Sarawak, (UM, Oxford)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera 2: 200 (as type)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Elyra when originally proposed contained a second species, but this was doubtfully included and under the Code, Article 68 (c) is not eligible for designation as type-species.

See also: Eordaea Walker, [1859].

Poole (1989) included ELYRA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included EORDAEA Walker, 1859; and ISANA Walker, 1859 as junior synonyms of ELYRA Walker, 1859.

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