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

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Genus:
Microaethia Chambers, 1878 . Can. Ent. 10 : 76.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Nomen Nudum

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Notes:
Microaethia Chambers, 1878 was treated as a nomen-nudum by Hodges et al, 1983, Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico including Greenland, p. 30. Microaethia was treated as an unavailable name by Heppner, 1982, Journal of the New York Entomological Society 89 (4) : 259.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) and Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Published as a junior synonym of Brenthia Clemens, 1860, and not subsequently treated as an available name under the Code (Edn 3), Article 11(e).

Chambers stated that he had intended to describe * Microaethia amphicarpeoeana as a new genus and new species, but he had been advised that it was already known as Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860, a species that was previously unknown to him.

See also: Brenthia Clemens, 1860.

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Senior name:
Brenthia Clemens, 1860: 172.


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