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

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Genus:
Plectophila Meyrick, 1890 . Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 13 : 25 [key], 54.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : XYLORYCTIDAE

Type-species:
Oecophora electella Walker, 1864. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 679.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Meyrick , 1917. Exotic Microlepid. 2: 56.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PLECTOPHILA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: XYLORYCTINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of XYLORYCTIDAE.

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