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

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Scieropepla Meyrick, 1885 . N.Z. J. Sci. Dunedin 2 : 590.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Scieropepla typhicola Meyrick, 1885. N.Z. J. Sci. Dunedin 2: 590.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but proposed as *typicola, an incorrect original spelling)]

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) included SCIEROPEPLA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: XYLORYCTINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of XYLORYCTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

In the original description of the type-species Meyrick stated "Larva in seedheads of Typha angustifolia" thus showing that * Typicola was an error. Scieropepla was made nomenclaturally available when it was published in a report on a paper read at a meeting. The paper was later published in full and Scieropepla again proposed by Meyrick, 1886, Trans N.Z. Inst. 18: 162 (key), 165, as the name for a new genus containing the same species, but at this reference correctly spelled as typhicola.

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