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

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Genus:
Thyridopteryx Stephens, 1835 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 4 : 387.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : PSYCHIDAE : OIKETICINAE

Type-species:
Sphinx ephemeraeformis Haworth, 1803. Lepid. Br. : 72.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Thyridopteryx when established contained a second nominal species Psyche plumifera Ochsenheimer, 1810, but this was doudtfully included and, under the Code (Edn 3), Article 68(d), is not eligible for fixation as the type-species.

See also: * Theridopteryx Chambers, 1882; * Thiridopteryx Swinhoe, 1892.

THYRIDOPTERYX was included within the subfamily PSYCHIDAE: OIKETICINAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Theridopteryx ; Chambers, 1882: 21.
Thiridopteryx ; Swinhoe, 1892: 224.


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