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

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Mauna Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (33) : 867.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Mauna acuminata Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 867.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Col., (BMNH, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

M. acuminata is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena filia Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 128, 175, pl.264, fig.D.

Mauna was originally proposed in the Noctuidae, but has since been transferred to the Geometridae, where it was placed by Prout, 1916, Ann. Transv. Mus. 5: 170.

See also: Merida Rogenhofer, 1875.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MERIDA Rogenhofer, 1875; and NOCTUOMORPHA Felder, 1874 as junior synonyms of MAUNA Walker, 1865.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 10 species and 4 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MAUNA.

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Junior name(s):
Noctuomorpha Felder, 1874: pl.94, fig.11.

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