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

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Genus:
Alucitina Heydenreich, 1851 . Lepid. Eur. Cat. meth. (Syst. Verz. eur. Schmett.) 3 : 94.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
ALUCITOIDEA : ALUCITIDAE

Type-species:
Phalaena hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 542.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Leraut , 1980. Liste syst. syn. L├ępid. Fr., Belg. & Corse : 197, 209, 233.

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Alucita Linnaeus, 1758.

The family-group name "Alucitina" (based on the nominal genus Alucita Linnaeus, 1758) was used by Zeller, 1841, Isis Oken, Leipzig 1841: [867] but printed as 865. The genus-group name Alucitina was established by Heydenreich who incorrectly attributed generic status to Zeller.

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Senior name:
Alucita Linnaeus, 1758: 542.


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