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

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Genus:
Adela Latreille, 1796 . Prècis Caractères génériques Insectes : 147. [Nomenclaturally available but without included nominal species until Latreille, [1902]. An X, in Sonnini's Buffon, Hist. nat. gén. particulière Crustacé Insectes 3: 417.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ADELOIDEA : ADELIDAE : ADELINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena reaumurella Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 540.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy . [(but included as `reaumurella Fabricius', an incorrect authorship)]

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

Notes:
Nemophora Hoffmannsegg, 1798 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Adela Latreille, [1796] by Kuppers, 1977, Beitraege Zur Naturkundlichen Forschung in SuedwestDeutschland 36 : 245.

Cauchas Zeller, 1839 was established to denote a subgenus of Adela Latreille, [1796] and was raised to generic level by Nielsen, 1980, Entomologica Scandinavica 11 (2) : 162.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

See also: * Adelo Gistl, (1847); Aedilis Gistl, 1848; Metallitis Sodoffsky, 1837; * Odela Christoph, 1882

ADELA was included within the subfamily ADELIDAE: ADELINAE by Davis, in Kristensen (1999).

The superfamily INCURVARIIOIDEA is treated as ADELOIDEA in Adelidae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to ADELA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Adelo ; Gistel, 1847: 486.
Aedilis Gistel, 1848: viii.
Capillaria Haworth, 1828: 519.
Metallitis Sodoffsky, 1837: 95.
Odela ; Christoph, 1882: 5.


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