Nye & Fletcher (1991) included NASTOCERAS in the family SYMMOCIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of AUTOSTICHIDAE.
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-
Fletcher, 1940, Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. 52: 18, misspelled Nastocerus Fairmaire, 1897, Annls Soc. Ent. Belg. 41: 391, - Insecta, Coleoptera, as * Nastoceras.
Nastocerella Fletcher, 1940, was therefore unnessarily established as an objective replacement name for Nastoceras Chrétien, 1922.
Nastoceras was included in the Oecophoridae by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 145; in the Gelechiidae by Zerny, 1936, Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc. 42: 141; and in the Gelechiidae Symmocinae by Gozmany, 1957, Annls hist.-nat. natn. hung. (S.N.) 8: 343.
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