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Nymphicula Snellen, 1880 , in Veth. Midden-Sumatra 4(8) : 78.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

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Nymphicula stipalis Snellen, 1880. In: Veth, Midden-Sumatra 4(8): 78. [; 1892, ibidem 4 (8): pl.5, fig.11]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
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Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Nymphicula was established as a new genus with one included nominal species, N. stipalis Snellen, in 1880 [pre July 24], Midden Sumatra 4 (8): 78. The complete text of Snellen's Lepidoptera contribution to Midden Sumatra, pages 1-84, was published in 1880, its publication being recorded by Kirby, 1881, in Rye, Zool. Rec. 17 (Insecta): 127.

Nymphicula was used again by Snellen in 1880 [post July 24] in Tijdschr. Ent. 23: 228, in the descriptions of N. infuscatalis and N. acuminatalis. The solution to the problem of which usage of Nymphicula was published first in 1880 was provided by Snellen himself in an address, as their president, to the Nederlandsche Entomologische Vereeniging on July 1880, recorded in Tijdschr. Ent.24 (1880-1881); viii, ix. In it he stated that volume 23 of the society's journal was almost ready (pages viii, lines 13, 14) and that his survey of the Lepidoptera of the Sumatra Expedition had not only been completed but that the text thereof had already been printed and issued (page ix, line 12 onwards). We are grateful to Dr A. Diakonoff of the Rijksmuseum, Leiden for drawing our attention to Snellen's address and for providing us with a translation of this remarks.

NYMPHICULA was included within the subfamily CRAMBIDAE: NYMPHULINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats NYMPHICULA in the CRAMBIDAE: NYMPHULINAE.

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