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

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Niphonympha Meyrick, 1914 . Exotic Microlepid. 1 : 174.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Calantica albella Zeller, 1847. Isis, Leipzig : 812. [(of Calantica Zeller, 1847)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Busck , 1912. Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 14: 85. [(of Calantica)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Niphonympha was established as an objective replacement name for Calantica Zeller, 1847, a junior homonym.

Niphonympha was included in the Plutellidae by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 148; it was transferred to the Yponomeutidae by Friese, 1960, Beitr. Ent. 10: 38.

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Junior name(s):
Calantica Zeller, 1847: 811.

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