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

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Genus:
Spuleria Hoffmann, 1898 . Dt. ent. Z. 10 : 230.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : AGONOXENINAE

Type-species:
Tinea aurifrontella Hübner, 1832. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: pl.70 fig.469.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included SPULERIA in the family AGONOXENIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Spuleria was included in the "Cosmopterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 208; it was transferred to the Agonoxenidae Blastodacninae by Hodges, 1978, in Dominick et al., Moths Am. N. of Mexico 6 (1): 9.

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