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

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Genus:
Metzneria Zeller, 1839 . Isis, Leipzig 1839 : 197.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : ANOMOLOGINAE

Type-species:
Gelechia paucipunctella Zeller, 1839. Isis, Leipzig : 202.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham & Durrant , 1899. Ent. mon. Mag. 35: 200.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included METZNERIA in the family GELECHIIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included METZNERIA in the subfamily GELECHIINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Zeller attributed the authorship of the type-species to M[e]tzn[er]. Metzneria was established to denote a subgenus of Gelechia Hübner, [1825].

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Junior name(s):
Cleodora Stephens, 1834: 220.


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