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

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Araeolepia Walsingham, 1881 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1881 : 303.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Araeolepia subfasciella Walsingham, 1881. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 303, pl.35 fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
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Araeolepia Walsingham, 1881 was originally placed in the Glyphipterigidae and transferred to the Yponomeutidae by Heppner, 1978, Pan-Pacific Entomologist 54 (1) : 51.

Araeolepia was treated in the Plutellidae in Nye and Fletcher 1991, 6 : 28.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

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

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