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

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Genus:
Rhynchoferella Strand, 1915 . Ent. Mitt. 4 : 182.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COPROMORPHOIDEA : COPROMORPHIDAE

Type-species:
Rhynchoferella simplex Strand, 1915. Ent. Mitt. 4: 183.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) CAMEROUN [CAMEROON]: Bonaberi, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Rhynchoferella was established in the Limacodidae, but was transferred to the Microlepidoptera, without a family being specified, by Hering, 1928, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 473. Examination of the type-specimen of the
type-species has shown it to be closely related to Sisyroxena syncentra Meyrick, 1916, Exot. Microlepid. 2: 7, 8 in the Copromorphidae; Rhynchoferella is therefore transferred to that family.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Rhynchoferella was established in the Limacodidae; it was transferred to the Microlepidoptera, without a family being specified, by Hering, 1928, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 473; and was transferred to the Copromorphidae by Fletcher & Nye, 1982, Generic Names Moths World 4: 143.

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