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

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Genus:
Myriostephes Meyrick, 1884 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1884 : 294 [key], 327.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : SPILOMELINAE

Type-species:
Myriostephes matura Meyrick, 1884. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 328.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Myriostephes was established in the Botydidae, now Pyralidae Pyraustinae; all the included species are from Australia and the genus has been consistently placed in the Pyraustinae by Australian authors. The inclusion of Myriostephes in the Pyralidae Crambinae, without comment, by Bleszynski & Collins, 1962 Acta zool cracov. 7: 327, was an error.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats MYRIOSTEPHES in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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