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

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Philarachnis Meyrick, 1925 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 184 : 11 [key], 247.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Brachmia xerophaga Meyrick, 1914. Ent. mon. Mag. 50: 219.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
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Philarachnis Meyrick, 1925, was referred to the Xyloryctidae from the Lecithoceridae by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p. 262.

Philarachnis was treated in the Lecithoceridae by Nye & Fletcher 1991, 6 : 236.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Philarchnis was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 172; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 20.

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