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

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Genus:
Blanona Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (33) : 1105.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Blanona selenisoides Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1105.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [BRAZIL]: [R. Amazon], [Tefé] Ega, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Blanona when originally proposed contained a second species, but this was doubtfully included and under the Code, Article 68(c), is not eligible for designation as type-species.

Poole (1989) included BLANONA Walker, 1865 as a junior synonym of MENECINA Walker, 1858.

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