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

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Genus:
Pachnistis Meyrick, 1907 . J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 17 : 737.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : AUTOSTICHIDAE

Type-species:
Pachnistis cephalochra Meyrick, 1907. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 737.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PACHNISTIS in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: AUTOSTICHINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of AUTOSTICHIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Pachnistis was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 158; it was included in the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Clarke, 1965, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 5: 195; but was included in the Gelechiidae by Clarke, 1969, Ibidem 7: 280; it was transferred to the Oecophoridae: Autostichinae by Hodges, 1978, in Dominick et al., Moths Am. N. of Mexico 6 (1): 9.

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