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

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Genus:
Placoptila Meyrick, 1894 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1894 : 23.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
YPONOMEUTOIDEA : HELIODINIDAE

Type-species:
Placoptila electrica Meyrick, 1894. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 23.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The late J. Kyrki of Finland had informed us that Placoptila should be in the Gelechioidea but he did not know its correct family.

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