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

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Genus:
Acria Stephens, 1834 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) IV : 218.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : DEPRESSARIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena emarginella Donovan, 1806. Nat. Hist. Br. Ins. 11: 90, pl.392 fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included ACRIA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE : DEPRESSARIINAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included ACRIA in the PELEOPODIDAE.

Acria Stephens, 1834 was designated as the type-genus for the new subfamily Acriinae, (Xyloryctidae) by Kuznetzov & Stekolnikov, 1984, Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR 122 : 47. Acriinae Kuznetzov & Stekoinikov, 1984 was treated as a synonym for the Peleopodidae by Minet 1986, Alexanor 14 (7) : 297.

Acria was treated in the Oecophoridae, Depressariinae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 4.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Acria was included in the "Cryptophasidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 3; it was transferred to the Oecophoridae Depressariinae by Hodges, 1978, in Dominick et al., Moths. Am. N. of Mexico 6(1): 8.

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