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

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Genus:
Malmella Dognin, 1914 . Hétérocères nouv. Am. Sud. 8 : 96.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : MEGALOPYGIDAE

Type-species:
Malmella strigiprima Dognin, 1914. Hétérocères nouv. Am. Sud. 8: 96.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) COLOMBIA: Monte Tolima, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Malmella was established in 1914 without any indication that it was a new generic name; the genus was formally diagnosed in 1917 when the type-species was designated.

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