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

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Blenina Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (13) : 1178 [key], 1214.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Blenina accipiens Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1215.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1885. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 129.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 7 (male & female) AUSTRALIA & CEYLON: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Poole (1989) included BLENINA in the subfamily NOCTUIDAE: SARROTHRIPINAE, which are included as a tribe within the NOLIDAE: CHLOEPHORINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999) However, BLENINAE are listed by Kitching & Rawlins (1999) as a valid subfamily presumably based on BLENINA.

Poole (1989) included ELIOCROEA Walker, 1865; and AMRELLA Moore, 1882 as junior synonyms of BLENINA Walker, 1858.

Poole (1989) included 35 species in the genus BLENINA.

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