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

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Genus:
Telphusa Chambers, 1872 . Can. Ent. 4 : 132.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : GELECHIINAE

Type-species:
Telphusa curvistrigella Chambers, 1872. Can. Ent. 4: 133.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included TELPHUSA in the family GELECHIIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included TELPHUSA in the subfamily GELECHIINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

TELPHUSA Chambers, 1872, is not a junior homonym of * TELPHUSA Latreille, 1828, Encycl. meth. 10: 561; the latter is an incorrect subsequent spelling of THELPHUSA Latreille, 1819, N. Dict. Hist. nat. 33: 500, - Crustacea.

See also: * Telephusa Bierne, 1938.

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Junior name(s):
Telephusa ; Beirne, 1938: 228.


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