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

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Genus:
Melanoxena Dognin, 1910 . Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 54 : 121.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Type-species:
Melanoxena falsissima Dognin, 1910. Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 54: 122.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) COLOMBIA: San Antonio près Cali, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) and Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Melanoxena was established in the Tineidae; it was placed in the Glyphipterigidae by Meyrick, 1913, in Wagner, Lepid. Cat. 13: 31; and in the Choreutidae by Heppner, 1981, in Heppner & Duckworth, Smithson. Contr. Zool. 314: 56.

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