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

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Genus:
Nigilgia Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (28) : 511.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : BRACHODIDAE

Type-species:
Nigilgia adjectella Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 512.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SIERRA LEONE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nigilgia Walker, 1863 was originally proposed in the Immidae and referred to the Brachodidae by Heppner, 1979, Entomologische Berichten 39 (8) : 127.

Nigilgia Walker, 1863 was referred to the new subfamily Phycodinae, Oecophoridae by Heppner & Duckworth, 1981, Smithsonian contributions to Zoology (314) : 13.

Nigilgia was treated in the Brachodidae in Nye and Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 204.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) and Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Nigilgia was included in the "Glyphipterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 148; it was included in the Brachodidae by Heppner, 1979, Ent. Ber., Amst. 39: 127.

See also: * Nigilica Turner, 1929.

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Junior name(s):
Nigilica ; Turner, 1929: 306.


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