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

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Genus:
Menestomorpha Walsingham, 1907 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 33 : 214.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : STENOMATINAE

Type-species:
Menestomorpha oblongata Walsingham, 1907. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 33: 215.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Menestomorpha was included in the Crytophasidae, now Oecophoridae Xyloryctinae, by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 137; and included in the Stenomidae by Busck, 1935, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 67: 4.

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