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

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Genus:
Promenesta Busck, 1914 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47 : 21.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : STENOMATINAE

Type-species:
Promenesta lithochroma Busck, 1914. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47: 22.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PROMENESTA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: STENOMINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as ELACHISTIDAE: STENOMATINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Promenesta was included in the "Cryptophasidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 185; it was placed in the Stenomidae by Busck, 1935, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 67: 4.

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