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

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Genus:
Blastodacna Wocke, 1876 . Schmett. Dtl. Schweiz (2) 2(2) : 428.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : AGONOXENINAE

Type-species:
Alucita hellerella Duponchel, 1838. Hist. nat. L├ępid. Papillons Fr. 11: 218, pl.293 fig.11.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1928. Cat. Indian Insects : 25.

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included BLASTODACNA in the family AGONOXENIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Blastodacna was included in the "Cosmopterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 32; it was placed in the Blastodacnidae, here included in the Agonoxenidae, by Clarke, 1964, Proc. biol. Soc. Wash. 77: 125.

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