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

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Genus:
Eretmocera Zeller, 1852 . Lepid. Microptera : 96.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : SCYTHRIDIDAE

Type-species:
Eretmocera fuscipennis Zeller, 1852. Lepid. Microptera : 97.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1889. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 24.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included ERETMOCERA in the SCYTHRIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen as XYLORYCTIDAE : SCYTHRIDINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Zeller's Lepid. Microptera . . . : 1-120, was published separately in advance of its publication in 1854, K. VetenskAkad. Handl. 1852: 1-120 Eretmocera was included in the "Schreckensteiniadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 83; and included in the Scythridae by Meyrick, 1936, Exot. Microlepid. 5: 62.

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