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

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Ptilothyris Walsingham, 1897 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 37.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Ptilothyris purpurea Walsingham, 1897. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 38, pl.2 fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Ptilothyris was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 191; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Clarke, 1965, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 5: 215.

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