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

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Genus:
Acara Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (27) : 198.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : PYRALIDAE : GALLERIINAE

Type-species:
Acara morosella Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 199.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

A junior homonym of ACARA Heckel, 1840, Annln wien. Mus. Naturg. 2 (3): 338 - Pisces. There is no objective replacement name, but A. morosella was placed by Hampson, 1896 Fauna Br. India (Moths) 4: 8, as a senior subjective synonym of Ertzica maximella Walker, 1866, the type-species of ERTZICA Walker, 1866; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Ertzica Walker, 1866: 1768.


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