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

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Genus:
Phruriastis Meyrick, 1923 . Exotic Microlepid. 3 : 63.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : HIEROXESTINAE

Type-species:
Phruriastis meliphaga Meyrick, 1923. Exotic Microlepid. 3: 64.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Phruriastis was included in the "Lyonetiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 174; it is placed in the Tineidae on the advice of our colleague Dr G.S. Robinson.

Robinson (2001) included a single species in the genus.

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