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

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Genus:
Baniana Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1843.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Baniana significans Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1843.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [DOMINICAN REPUBLIC]: St. Domingo, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

B. significans is a junior subjective synonym of Poaphila relapsa Walker, 1858, ibidem 15: 1836.

Poole (19890 included BANIANA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 43 species in the genus BANIANA.

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