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

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Genus:
Oecia Walsingham, 1897 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 111.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : SCHISTONOEIDAE

Type-species:
Oecia maculata Walsingham, 1897. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 111.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
OECIA Walsingham, 1897 was referred to the HOLCOPOGONIDAE from the LECITHOCERIDAE by Vives-Moreno, 1984, SHILAP (Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterologia) Revista de Lepidopterologia 11 (4) : 276.

Subsequently the HOLCOPOGONIDAE has been downgraded to GELECHIIDAE : HOLCOPOGONINAE by Minet, 1986, Alexanor 14 (7) : 298.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

OECIA was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 151; it is placed in the Gelechiidae : Lecithoceriinae, now Lecithoceridae, by Le Marchand, 1947, Revue fr. LĂ©pidopt. 11: 153.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) included OECIA in the family LECITHOCERIDAE

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) designated OECIA as the type-genus of a new subfamily SCHISTONOEIDAE : OECIINAE.

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Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to OECIA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Aecia ; Fletcher, 1920: 95.


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