Walker, sensu Walsingham, 1887.
[[= Machaeropteris phenax Meyrick, 1911, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 21: 129]]
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-
The type-species was included by Walsingham as Tinea receptella Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 28: 479. Meyrick, 1911, treated T. receptella Walker sensu Walsingham, 1887, as a misidentification of a species that he then named as M. phenax. The latter has since then been in general use as the type-species of Machaeropteris.
Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species is to be referred to the Commission to fix as the type-species whichever nominal species will "best serve stability and universality of nomenclature". We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Machaeropteris Walsingham, 1887, the nominal species actually involved, namely Machaeropteris phenax Meyrick, 1911.
Robinson (2001) included the type-species of HYPERARCTIS Meyrick, 1930, scythopa Meyrick, 1930, in the genus MACHAEROPTERIS Walsingham, 1887.
Robinson (2001) included 30 species in the genus.
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