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

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Genus:
Perixestis Meyrick, 1917 . Exotic Microlepid. 2 : 56.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : XYLORYCTIDAE

Type-species:
Cryptophasa eucephala Turner, 1902. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 26: 193.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

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

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