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

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Genus:
Paralecta Turner, 1897 . Ann. Qd Mus. 4 : 4 [key], 25.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : XYLORYCTIDAE

Type-species:
Xylorycta tinctoria Lucas, 1894. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2), 8: 163.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PARALECTA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: XYLORYCTINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of XYLORYCTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

In the original description Lucas combined tinctoria with the name * Xyloricta, an incorrect subsequent spelling of Xylorycta Meyrick, 1890.

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