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

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Genus:
Nikara Moore, 1882 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson (2) : 126.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Nikara castanea Moore, 1882. In: Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 126, pl.4, fig.24.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female INDIA: [W. Bengal], Darjiling, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included NIKARA 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 2 species in the genus NIKARA.

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Junior name(s):
Nicara ; Hampson, 1908: 18 (key).
Nicara ; Hampson, 1910: ix (index), 183.


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