Thubana Walker, 1864, was referred to the subfamily Torodorinae (Lecithoceridae) by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p. 231.
Thubana was treated in the Lecithoceridae by Nye & Fletcher 1991, 6 : 304.
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-Walker, 1864, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 30: 1038, synonymized Thubana with Tiva Walker, 1864, ibidem 29: 821. Although Thubana was established seven pages before Tiva. Walker acted as first reviser by deliberately giving precedence to Tiva. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 24(b), Tiva Walker is the senior synonym and Thubana is junior to it.
Thubana was established in the Gelech[i]idae; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 21.
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