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

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Genus:
Microtheoris Meyrick, 1932 . Exotic Microlepid. 4 : 245.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : ODONTIINAE

Type-species:
Rhodaria ophionalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 316.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Microtheoris was established in the Pyraustidae, now Pyralidae Pyraustinae; it was placed in the Pyralidae Odontiinae by Munroe, 1961 Can. Ent. (Suppl.) 24: 12.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats MICROTHEORIS in the CRAMBIDAE: ODONTIINAE.

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