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

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Genus:
Hygroplasta Meyrick, 1925 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 184 : 8 [key], 244.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : LECITHOCERIDAE

Type-species:
Gelechia spoliatella Walker, 1864. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 659.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hygroplasta Meyrick, 1925, was referred to the subfamily Torodorinae within the Lecithoceridae by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p. 229.

Hygroplasta was treated in the Lecithoceridae by Nye & Fletcher 1991, 6 : 154.

The type-locality of the type-species of Hygroplasta Meyrick, 1925, Gelechia spoliatella Walker 1864, is given by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p. 229.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Hygroplasta was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 113; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 20.

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