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

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Genus:
Wilsonia Clemens, 1864 . Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2 : 428.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : MOMPHIDAE

Type-species:
Wilsonia brevivittella Clemens, 1864. Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2: 429.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

A junior homonym of Wilsonia Bonaparte, 1838, Geogr. and comp. List Birds Eur. and Am.: 23, - Aves. There is no objective replacement name but Wilsonia is placed by Hodges, 1983, in Hodges et al., Check List Lepid. Am. N. of Mexico: 17, as a junior subjective synonym of Mompha Hübner, [1825]; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Mompha Hübner, 1825: 414.


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