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Eumeta Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 927 [key], 964.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Oiketicus cramerii Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 964. [[= Eumeta layadrii Moore, [1883] 1882-3, Lepid. Ceylon 2: 102, pl.118 fig.2]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 504. [(as a junior name of layardi Moore)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Walker as Eumetia cramerii and designated by Kirby as "E. layardi", Moore, [1883], treated O. cramerii Westwood sensu Walker, 1855, as a misidentification of an unnamed species for which he established E. layardii.
Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species is so to be referred to the Commission to fix as the type-species whichever nominal species will "best serve stability and universality of nomenclature". We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Eumeta Walker, 1855, the nominal species actually involved, namely Eumeta layardii Moore, [1883].

EUMETA was included within the subfamily PSYCHIDAE: OIKETICINAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

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