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Lampronia Stephens, 1829 . Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (Insecta Haustellata) : 226.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym & Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:

Tinea rupella Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 320.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1837. British entomology 14: 639.

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

Lampronia Stephens, 1829 was referred to the Prodoxidae from the Incurvariidae by Nielsen, 1982, Insecta Matsumurana 26 : 188

Lampronia Stephens, 1829, was treated as a valid genus by Nielsen and Davis, 1985, Systematic Entomology 10 (3) : 319.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Stephens and cited by Curtis as "rupella Fab." an incorrect authorship.

Unavailable designations of type-species:

(1) Tinea praelatella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, was designated by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 150. In the Introduction to the volume, pages 1-154, Boisduval reviewed earlier classifications of Lepidoptera and designated up to three different type-species for each generic name. In his "Exposé de notre Méthode", pages 155-690, no type-species designation was made for any of the genera he himself used. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(iv), the type-species designation of an author is eligible for consideration if he states that it is the type "... and if it is clear that the author accepts it as the type-species". Boisduval's type-designations, although clearly stated, do not fulfil the last requirement and so are unavailable. Even though Boisduval's 1836 work was well-known to lepidopterists, the type-designations contained in it have not been accepted by Hemming or by other authors.

(2) Tinea luzella Hübner, [1817], a nominal species not originally included in Lampronia, and not linked in synonymy with one of the originally included in nominal species when cited as type-specie by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 1. Lampronia was again proposed by Stephens, 1829 [July], Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (2): 226, and by Stephens, 1835, Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 4: 356. Lampronia was included in the "Incurvariadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 121; it was placed in the Prodoxidae by Nielsen & Davis, 1985, Syst. Ent. 10: 319.

LAMPRONIA was included within the subfamily PRODOXIDAE: LAMPRONIINAE by Davis, in Kristensen (1999).

The superfamily INCURVARIIOIDEA is treated as ADELOIDEA in Prodoxidae in Wikipedia

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Senior name:
Lampronia Stephens, 1829: 51.

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