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

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Genus:
Stenoma Zeller, 1839 . Isis, Leipzig 1839 : 195.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : STENOMATINAE

Type-species:
Stenoma litura Zeller, 1839. Isis, Leipzig : 195.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1912. Biol. centr.-amer. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera, 4: 157.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included STENOMA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: STENOMINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as ELACHISTIDAE: STENOMATINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Unavailable designation of type-species: Walsingham 1891, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891: 101, in reviewing Zeller's works stated that "the original type was griseanum" and that later Zeller "left litura as the type". Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a), only one of the originally included nominal species may de designated, but both griseanum and litura were originally included in Stenoma.

See also: Diastoma Möschler, 1882.

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Junior name(s):
Diastoma Möschler, 1882: 439.


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