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

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Esperia Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 418.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Tinea orbonella Hübner, 1813. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: pl.45 fig.313.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Gaede , 1938. Lepid. Cat. 88: 17. [(but cited as `sulphurella F.')]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

When Gaede designation of type-Species Alucita sulphurella, Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.: 670, a nominal species not originally included in Esperia he also, on page 20, placed orbonella, a nominal species originally included in Esperia, as a junior subjective synonym of sulphurella. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.

Unavailable designation of type-species: Alucita sulphurella Fabricius, 1775, a nominal species not originally included in Esperia, and not linked in synonymy with one of the originally included nominal species when cited as type-species by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 85

See also: Hermiona Blanchard, 1845; Stenoptera Duponchel, 1838.

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Junior name(s):
Hermiona Blanchard, 1845: 406.
Stenoptera Duponchel, 1838: 146.

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