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

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Genus:
Platacmaea Meyrick, 1920 , in Alluaud & Jeannel. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique OrientaleI I Microlepidoptera (Lépid.) : 96.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
YPONOMEUTOIDEA : LYONETIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Platacmaea cretiseca Meyrick, 1920. In: Alluaud & Jeannel, Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique OrientaleI I Microlepidoptera (Lépid.), : 97.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Platacmaea was included in the "Lyonetiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 179; it is transferred to the Tineidae on the advice of the late J. Kyrki of Finland.

According to Robinson (pers. com.) PLATACMAEA Meyrick, 1920 belongs in the LYONETIIDAE.

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