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

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Genus:
Marasmarcha Meyrick, 1886 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1886 : 6 [key], 11.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PTEROPHOROIDEA : PTEROPHORIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Alucita phaeodactyla Hübner, 1813. Samml. eur. Schmett. 9: pl.3, figs 14, 15.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Tutt , 1906. Nat. Hist. Br. Lepid. 5: 386.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Tutt, 1906 ibidem 5: 386, stated that he had fixed phaeodactyla as the type of Marasmarcha in 1892, Br. Nat. 2: 61, but no type-species designation was given at that reference, the genus being merely restricted to phaeodactyla. The designation is therefore dated from 1906 where a clear fixation is given.

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