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

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Genus:
Opostega Zeller, 1839 . Isis, Leipzig 1839 : 214.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NEPTICULOIDEA : OPOSTEGIDAE : OPOSTEGINAE

Type-species:
Elachista salaciella Treitschke, 1833. In: Ochsenheimer, Schmett. Eur. 9(2): 180.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1914. Biol. centr.-amer. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera, 4: 349.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Pseudopostega Kozlov, 1985 was proposed as a subgenus of Opostega Zeller, 1839 and raised to generic level by Davis, 1989, Smithsonian contributions to Zoology (No. 478) : 62.

OPOSTEGA was included within the subfamily OPOSTEGIDAE: OPOSTEGINAE by Davis, in Kristensen (1999).

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