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

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Genus:
Prochola Meyrick, 1915 . Exotic Microlepid. 1 : 331.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : AGONOXENINAE

Type-species:
Prochola oppidana Meyrick, 1915. Exotic Microlepid. 1: 331.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PROCHOLA in the family AGONOXENIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Prochola was included in the "Cosmopterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 184; and in the Agonoxenidae by Becker, 1984, in Heppner, Atlas neotrop. Lepid. 2 (Checklist 1): 43.

Prochola Meyrick, 1915 (the date was given as 1929 not 1915 by Hodges in Zoo. Rec., 1997 - Lepidoptera, Elachistidae) was treated in the Agonoxenidae by Nye and Fletcher, 1991 Generic Names Moths World, 6 : 250. Prochola has been subsequently transferred from the Agonoxeninae (Elachistidae) to the Chrysopeleiinae (Cosmopterigidae) by Hodges, 1997, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 99 (2) : 272.

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