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

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Genus:
Gerontha Walker, 1864 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (29) : 782.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : MYRMECOZELINAE

Type-species:
Gerontha captiosella Walker, 1864. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 782.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Robinson (2001) included 22 species in the genus.

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