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

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Genus:
Lepidopalpus Janse, 1915 . Ann. Transv. Mus. 5 : 5 [key], 9.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE

Type-species:
Lepidopalpus hyalina Janse, 1915. Ann. Transv. Mus. 5: 10, pl.1, fig.4, pl.3, fig.15.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SOUTH AFRICA: [Cape Province], Ngqeleni, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was included by Hering, 1926, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 124 in the Pterothysanidae, but was restored to the Lymantriidae, in which family it was originally proposed, by Collenette, 1955, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 107: 191.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Lepidopalpus was established in the Lymantriidae; it was placed in the Pterothysanidae by Hering, 1926, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 124; and was restored to the Lymantriidae by Collenette, 1955, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 107: 191.

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