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

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Myrmecozela Zeller, 1852 . Linn. ent. 6 : 103.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tinea ochraceella Tengström, 1848. Notis. Sällsk. Faun. Fl. fenn. Förh. 1: 111.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Myrmecozela was established to denote a subgenus of Tinea Linnaeus, 1758.

See also: * Myrmecocela Wocke, 1871.

MYRMECOZELA was included within the subfamily TINEIDAE: MYRMECOZELINAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

Robinson (2001) included the type-species of DULCANA Zagulajev, 1975; FLAVIDA Zagulajev, 1975; PROCTOLOPHA Rebel, 1915; PROMASIA Chrétien, 1905; and PSEPHOLOGA Meyrick, 1921 in the genus MYRMECOZELA Zeller, 1852.

Robinson (2001) included 30 species (and 3 possible infrasubspecies) in the genus.

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Junior name(s):
Myrmecocela ; Wocke, 1871: 271.

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