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

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Hypertropha Meyrick, 1880 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 5 : 208.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hypertropha thesaurella Meyrick, 1880. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (1), 5: 209.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) included HYPERTROPHA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: HYPERTROPHINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Hypertropha was made the type-genus of the family Hypertrophidae Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: ii; that family was lowered in rank to a subfamily Hypertrophinae of the Glyphipterigidae by Diakonoff, 1954, Proc. K. ned. Akad. Wet. (C) 57: 273. Hypertropha was placed in the Oecophoridae by Common, 1970, in Mackerras, Insects Aust.: 819. The Hypertrophinae was confirmed as a subfamily of the Oecophoridae by Common, 1890, Entomologica scand. 11: 30.

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