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

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Heliozela Herrich-Schäffer, 1853 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 5 : 15 [key], 56. [1853, ibidem 6: Microlepid. pl.14 figs 18-21.]    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Aechmia metallicella Zeller, 1839. Isis, Leipzig : 204.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

On page 15, in the key, Heliozela was attributed to Hübner and on page 56, in the diagnosis, it was attributed to Zeller; each was an incorrect authorship. When Heliozela was again used by Herrich-Schüffer, 1855, ibidem 5: 315, four nominal species were included in the genus.

See also: * Heliozella Chambers, 1880.

The superfamily INCURVARIIOIDEA is treated as ADELOIDEA in Heliozelidae in Wikipedia

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Junior name(s):
Heliozella ; Chambers, 1880: 199.

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