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

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Genus:
Physoptila Meyrick, 1914 . J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 22 : 777.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : PHYSOPTILINAE

Type-species:
Physoptila scenica Meyrick, 1914. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 22: 777.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PHYSOPTILA in the family GELECHIIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included PHYSOPTILA in the subfamily PEXICOPINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Physoptila was included in the Physoptilidae by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 177; it was transferred to the Gelechiidae by Sattler, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 239.

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