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

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Genus:
Naxa Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (7) : 1742.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ORTHOSTIXINAE

Type-species:
Naxa textilis Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1743.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 8 males [BANGLADESH]: Silhet; Loclaity not given, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Liparidae (now Lymantriidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Moore, 1885, J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. (2, Nat. Sci.) 53: 237.

Parsons et al. (1999) included DESMONAXA Prout, 1912; and PSILONAXA Warren, 1893 as junior synonyms of NAXA Walker, 1856 [May 10].

Parsons et al. (1999) included 8 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus NAXA.

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