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

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Genus:
Perittia Stainton, 1854 . Insecta Br. (Lepid., Tineina) : 177.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : ELACHISTINAE

Type-species:
Aphelosetia obscurepunctella Stainton, 1848. Zoologist 6: 2164.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PERITTIA in the family ELACHISTIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included PERITTIA in the subfamily ELACHISTINAE.

Poerittia is subfamily COELOPOETINAE (pers. comm. Peter Roelofs).


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Junior name(s):
Scirtopoda Wocke, 1876: 465.


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