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

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Monerista Meyrick, 1925 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 184 : 3 [key], 208.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Timyra hippastis Meyrick, 1908. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 18: 451.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
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Monerista Meyrick, 1925, was referred to the subfamily Torodorinae within the Lecithoceridae by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p. 252.

Monerista was treated in the Lecithoceridae by Nye & Fletcher 1991, 6 : 195.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Monerista was included in the "Gelechidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 142; it was transferred to the Timyridae now Lecithoceridae by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 20.

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