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

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Parelectra Dognin, 1914 . Hétérocères nouv. Am. Sud. 8 : 32.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Parelectra homochroa Dognin, 1914. Hétérocères nouv. Am. Sud. 8: 32.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male COLOMBIA: San Antonio, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

The generic name Parelectra probably originated from Hampson but was used and unintentionally made nomenclaturally available by Dognin prior to the proposal and generic description of Paralectra Hampson, 1926, (differing by one letter) for a similar concept but having a different type-species. An unpublished manuscript by Hampson showed that he regarded these two species as congeneric.

Poole (1989) included PARELECTRA Dognin, 1914 as a junior synonym of YPSORA Schaus, 1901.

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