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

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Genus:
Metachanda Meyrick, 1911 . Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. (2) (Zool.) 14 : 275.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : OECOPHORINAE : METACHANDINI

Type-species:
Metachanda thaleropis Meyrick, 1914. Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. (2) (Zool.), 14: 278.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Notes:
Metachandidae Meyrick, 1911 was downgraded to Metachandini in the Gelechiinae, (Gelechiidae), by Zimmerman 1978, Microlepidoptera. Part 2. Gelechioidea, Insects of Hawaii 9 : 1796. Metachanda was treated in the Metachandidae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 188. Metachanda has subsequently been designated as the type-genus for the new tribe Metachandini (Oecophoridae), by Leraut, 1992, Entomologica Gallica 3 (3) : 137.

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