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

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Lechriolepis Butler, 1880 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 5 : 385.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Lechriolepis anomala Butler, 1880. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5), 5: 386.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) MADAGASCAR: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Lechriolepis was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was placed by Dewitz, 1881, Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 42 (2): 78 in the Bombycidae associated with Lasiocampidae genera; it was retained in the Liparidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 497; and as * Lecriolepis, an incorrect subsequent spelling, was transferred to the Lasiocampidae by Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1903: 498.

LECHRIOLEPIS was included within the subfamily LASIOCAMPIDAE: LASIOCAMPINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Lecriolepis ; Swinhoe, 1903: 498.

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