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

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Genus:
Gracillaria Haworth, 1828 . Lepid. Br. : 527.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GRACILLARIOIDEA : GRACILLARIIDAE : GRACILLARIINAE

Type-species:
Gracillaria anastomosis Haworth, 1828. Lepid. Br. : 530.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1833. British entomology 6: 479.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1979, Bull. zool. Nom. 27: 27, in Opinion 912 placed Gracillaria on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name Number 1904, and placed G. anastomosis on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology: Name Number 2382.

See also: * Gracilaria Zeller, 1839; Gracilaria Walsingham, 1907.

Gracillaria Haworth, 1828, was established to denote a subgenus of Caloptilia Hubner, [1825] 1816 and was raised to generic level by Kumata, 1982, Insecta Matsumurana 26 : 7.

Gracillaria was treated as a valid genus by de-Prins, 1985, Nota Lepidopterologica8 (4) : 357.

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Junior name(s):
Gracilaria ; Walsingham, 1907: 721.
Gracilaria ; Zeller, 1839: 208.


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