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

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Spulerina Vári, 1961 . Transv. Mus. Mem. 12(S. Afr. Lepid. 1) : XVIII [key], 181.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Ornix simploniella Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840. Abbild. Bericht. Ergünz. Schmett. Microlepid. : 197, pl.70 fig.3.

Type-species designation:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was attributed by Fischer von Röslerstamm to Boisduval, an incorrect authorship. Spulerina was established as a "nom. nov." pro Eutrichocnemis Spul., 1910. Typus generis: Gracilaria simploniella F.R., 1844". However, Vari was not proposing an objective replacement name but was establishing a new nominal genus to denote Eutrichocnemis Spuler sensu Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 92; type-species simploniella. The correct type-species of Eutrichocnemis Spuler, 1910, is Gracillaria scalariella Zeller, 1850.

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