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

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Genus:
Protolychnis Meyrick, 1925 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 184 : 5 [key], 242.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : LECITHOCERIDAE

Type-species:
Lecithocera maculata Walsingham, 1881. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 276, pl.11 fig.18.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Protolychnis was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 187; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Gozmany, 1957, Annls hist.-nat. Mus. natn. hung. (S.N.) 8: 345; it was included in the Gelechiidae by Clarke, 1969, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 7:336; and was returned to the Lecithoceridae by Sattler, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 242.

See also: * Protolichnis Janse, 1963.

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Junior name(s):
Protolichnis ; Janse, 1963: 265 (key).


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