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Scoparia Haworth, 1811 . Lepid. Br. : 498.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tinea pyralella Hübner, 1796. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: 32, pl.24, fig.167. [(a junior primary homonym; see Notes)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1827. British entomology 4: 170. [(for Eudorea Curtis, an unnecessary objective replacement name)]

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

Scoparia Haworth, 1811 was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Leraut, 1984, Alexanor 13 (4) : 160.

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Tinea pyralella Hübner, 1796, is a junior primary homonym of Tinea pyralella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 Ankündung syst. Werkes Schmett. Wienergegend: 135; the objective replacement name is Scoparia pyralea Haworth, 1811, Lepid. Br. : 499. It is clear from the text of Hübner's work that he was establishing a new species and not redescribing one already established.

See also: Scopea Haworth, 1828.

SCOPARIA was included within the subfamily CRAMBIDAE: SCOPARIINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Eudorea Curtis, 1827: folio 170.
Eudoria ; Chapman, 1912: 507.
Eudoroea ; Bruand, 1851: 26.
Phegea Gistel, 1848: ix.
Scopea Haworth, 1828: 590.

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