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

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Genus:
Leptozestis Meyrick, 1924 . Exotic Microlepid. 3 : 91.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Type-species:
Syntomactis parascia Meyrick, 1897. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 22: 385.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included LEPTOZESTIS in the family COSMOPTERIGIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included LEPTOZESTIS both in the subfamily CHRYSOPELEIINAE and in the family COSMOPTERIGINAE.

Listed in both the Cosmopterigidae : Chrysopeleiinae and the Cosmopterigidae : Cosmopteriginae by Hodges in Kristensen (1999: 146-147).

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