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

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Genus:
Phornacisa Walker, 1862 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 : 311.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Phornacisa piffardi Walker, 1862. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3), 1: 312.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female [CANADA]: Nova Scotia, Halifax, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

See also: Metahadena Morrison, 1876.

Poole (1989) included PHORNACISA Walker, 1862 (as PHORNACISSA on page 727); METAHADENA Morrison, 1876; and COPIHADENA Morrison, 1875 as junior synonyms of ONCOCNEMIS Lederer, 1853.

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Junior name(s):
Pharnacisa ; Forbes, 1954: 125.
Phornacissa ; Poole, 1989: 727.


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