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Acedes Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 401.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena lappella Linnaeus, sensu Hübner, 1825. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 401. [[= Tinea trinotella Thunberg, 1794, Diss. ent. sistens Insecta Suecica 7: 95]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1929. Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.), 11: 2. [(but cited as `lapella, Hb.')]

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Hübner as "Acedes Lapella Linn. Syst. Phal. 378. Hübn. Tin.252." i.e., Phalaena lappella Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 537, as illustrated by Hübner, [1799], Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: pl.37 fig.252. Petersen, 1957, Beitr. Ent. 7: 156, treated "Tinea lapella Hübner" as a synonym of T. trinotella Thunberg.

Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species is 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 Acedes Hübner, 1825, the nominal species actually involved, namely Tinea trinotella Thunberg, 1794.

Robinson (2001) included the type-species of ACEDES Hübner, 1825, Tinea trinotella Thunberg, 1794 in the genus TINEA Linnaeus, 1758.

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