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Phobetica Turner, 1944 . Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 68 : 3.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Idiozancla ignobilis Turner, 1939. Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tasm. 1938: 83. [(of Idiozancla Turner, 1939)]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Phobetica was established as the objective replacement name for "Idiozancla Turn, 1936, (Oecophoridae)". This was a lapsus calami by Turner who intended to replace the junior homonym Idiozancla Turner, 1939, (Gelechiidae). However, this proposal of Phobetica has been accepted by authors including Neave, 1950, Nomencl. zool. 5: 123, and Sattler, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 238, as a replacement name for Idiozancla Turner, 1939.

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Junior name(s):
Idiozancla Turner, 1939: 82.

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