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

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Genus:
Metallitis Sodoffsky, 1837 . Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 10(6) : 95.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ADELOIDEA : ADELIDAE : ADELINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena reaumurella Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 540. [(of ADELA Latreille, 1796)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy . [(but included as 'reaumurella Fabricius' an incorrect authorship)]

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Metallitis was established unnecessarily as an objective replacement name for Adela Latreille, [1796].

The superfamily INCURVARIIOIDEA is treated as ADELOIDEA in Adelidae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to METALLITIS and included species.

Senior name:
Adela Latreille, 1796: 147.


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