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

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Genus:
Microcolona Meyrick, 1897 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 22 : 298 [key], 370.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : AGONOXENINAE

Type-species:
Microcolona characta Meyrick, 1897. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 22: 374.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included MICROCOLONA in the family AGONOXENIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Microcolona was included in the "Cosmopterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 139; it was transferred to the Agonoxenidae Blastodacninae by Hodges, 1978, in Dominick et al., Moths Am. N. of Mexico 6 (1): 9.

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