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

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Genus:
Tortyra Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (28) : 510.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Type-species:
Tortyra spectabilis Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 510.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Busck , 1914. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47: 57.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: [Tefé] Ega, Santarem, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Tortyra was established in the Tineidae; it was placed in the Glyphipterigidae by Meyrick, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910: 462; and transferred to the Choreutidae by Heppner, 1977, Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 79 (4): 635.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Tortyra was included in the "Glyphipteryidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 228; it was transferred to the Choreutidae by Heppner, 1977, Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 79: 635.

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