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

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Genus:
Walsinghamia Riley, 1889 . Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 1 : 157.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Type-species:
Walsinghamia diva Riley, 1889. Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 1: 158.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Florida, Cocoanut Grove, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Walsinghamia was established tentatively in the Tineidae; it was placed in the Glyphipterigidae by Meyrick, 1913, in Wagner, Lepid. Cat. 13: 33; and transferred to the Choreutidae by Heppner, 1977, Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 79: 634.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Walsinghamia was included in the "Glyphipterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 235; it was transferred to the Choreutidae by Heppner, 1977, Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 79: 634.

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