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

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Genus:
Amphixystis Meyrick, 1901 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1901 : 576.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : HIEROXESTINAE

Type-species:
Amphixystis hapsimacha Meyrick, 1901. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 577.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Amphixystis was included in the "Lyonetiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 12; it is placed in the Tineidae on the advice of our colleague Dr G.S. Robinson.

AMPHIXYSTIS was included within the subfamily TINEIDAE: HIEROXESTINAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

Robinson (2001) included the type-species of COELIOMETOPA Turner, 1923; GEPHYRISTIS Meyrick, 1909; MACHIMOSTOLA Meyrick, 1928; PROBLASTODES Meyrick, 1928; and SPORADARTHRA Meyrick, 1911 in the genus AMPHIXYSTIS Meyrick, 1901.

Robinson (2001) included 67 species in the genus.


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