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

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Genus:
Megacraspedus Zeller, 1839 . Isis, Leipzig 1839 : 189.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : SYMMOCINAE ?

Type-species:
Ypsolophus dolosellus Zeller, 1839. Isis, Leipzig : 190.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1909. Biol. centr.-amer. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera, 4: 21.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included MEGACRASPEDUS in the family GELECHIIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included MEGACRASPEDUS in the subfamily GELECHIINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Zeller attributed the authorship of the type-species to F[ischer von] R[öslerstamm].

MEGACRASPEDUS was established to denote a subgenus of YSOLOHUS Fabricius, 1798. It was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 135.

See also: * Megacraspedas Barnes & McDunnough, 1917.

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Junior name(s):
Magacraspedus ; Janse, 1960: pl.75, legend of fig. b.
Megacraspedas ; Barnes & McDunnough, 1917: 154.


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