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

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Genus:
Alana Walker, 1866 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (35) : 1567.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Alana rubiginata Walker, 1866. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1568.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 397. [(as a junior name of A. *vexilliaria, an incorrect subsequent spelling of vexillaria Guenée, which Moore placed (on the same page) as a senior synonym of rubiginata Walker, one of the nominal species originally included in Alana)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - female(s) HINDOSTAN [INDIA]: ? Locality, (OUM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A. rubiginata is a junior subjective synonym of Pachydia vexillaria Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes, (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 10: 138.

See also: Astygisa Walker, 1864.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ALANA Walker, 1866 [August 4]; and APOPETELIA Wehrli, 1936 as junior synonyms of ASTYGISA Walker, 1864.


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