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

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Genus:
Loxotoma Zeller, 1854 . Linn. ent. 9 : 383.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : STENOMATINAE

Type-species:
Loxotoma elegans Zeller, 1854. Linn. ent. 9: 384, pl.3 figs 22, 23.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included LOXOTOMA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: STENOMINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as ELACHISTIDAE: STENOMATINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Loxotoma was included in the "Cryptophasidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 130; it was included in the Oecophoridae "Stenomatinae" by Becker, 1984, in Heppner, Atlas neotrop. Lepid. 2 (Checklist 1): 35.

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