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

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Batrachedra Stainton, 1854 . Insecta Br. (Lepid., Tineina) : 225 [key], 230.

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Gracillaria praeangusta Haworth, 1828. Lepid. Br. : 530.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1907. Fauna hawaii. 1(5): 508.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

A junior homonym of Batrachedra Herrich-Schäffer, Momphidae. There is no objective replacement name but G. praeangusta Haworth was stated by Sattler & Tremewan, 1974, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 30: 202, to be a senior subjective synonym of Ornix turdipennella Kollar, 1832, the type-species of Batrachedra Herrich-Schäffer, 1853; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

See also; * Batrachetra Dyar, [1903].

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Senior name:
Batrachedra Herrich-Schäffer, 1853: 14 (key), 54.

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