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

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Leucotrachea Janse, 1937 . Moths S. Afr. 3 : 58.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bryophila melanoleuca Hampson, 1902. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 290.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as Trachea melanodonta Hampson.)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female SOUTH AFRICA: Natal, Durban, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

B. melanoleusa Hampson, 1902, has as an objective replacement name Trachea melanodonta Hampson, 1908, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 122. The latter is the valid name as the type-species is a junior secondary homonym of Euplexia melanoleuca Hampson, 1902, ibidem 2: 284. Both species are currently placed in Leucotrachea.

Poole (1989) included LEUCOTRACHEA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus LEUCOTRACHEA.

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