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

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Genus:
Praxis Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 28.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Praxis edwardsii Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 7: 29.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Viette , 1951. Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 20: 161.

Type specimens:
Holotype - male AUSTRALIA: ? Locality, (MNHN, Paris)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PRAXIS in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus PRAXIS.

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