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

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Genus:
Ascalenia Wocke, 1876 . Schmett. Dtl. Schweiz (2) 2(2) : 421.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Type-species:
Laverna vanella Frey, 1860. Linn. ent. 14: 197.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included ASCALENIA in the family COSMOPTERIGIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included ASCALENIA in the subfamily CHRYSOPELEIINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was established for "Vanella Reutti" a manuscript name.


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