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

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Genus:
Nephantis Meyrick, 1905 . J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 16 : 603.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : AUTOSTICHIDAE

Type-species:
Nephantis serinopa Meyrick, 1905. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 16: 603.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included NEPHANTIS in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: AUTOSTICHINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of AUTOSTICHIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Nephantis was included in the "Cryptophasidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 117; it was transferred to the Oecophoridae: Autostichinae by Hodges, 1978, Dominick et al., Moths Am. N. of Mexico 6 (1): 8.

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