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

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Genus:
Menesta Clemens, 1860 . Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 1860 : 213.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : STENOMATINAE

Type-species:
Menesta tortriciformella Clemens, 1860. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 12: 213.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included MENESTA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: STENOMINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as ELACHISTIDAE: STENOMATINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Menesta was included in the Cryptophasidae, now Oecophoridae Xyloryctinae, by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 137; was included in the Stenomidae by Busck, 1935, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 67: 5.

See also: * Menestra Ckhambers, 1878.

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Junior name(s):
Hyale Chambers, 1875: 241.
Menestra ; Chambers, 1878: 157, 150 (under Hyale).


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