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

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Capillaria Haworth, 1828 . Lepid. Br. : 519.

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena viridella Scopoli, 1763. Ent. carniolica : 250, fig.645.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Meyrick , 1912. Genera Insect. 133: 8.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Haworth as * Vindella Fabricius, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

A junior homonym of Capillaria Zeder, 1800, in Goeze, Erster Nachtrag Naturg. Eingeweidew├╝rmer: 5, - Vermes. There is no objective replacement name but P. viridella was placed by Meyrick, 1912, ibidem 133: 9, as a subjective synonym of "reaumurella Doponchel", i.e., Phalaena reaumurella Linnaeus, 1758, the type-species of Adela Latreille, [1796]. The latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

The superfamily INCURVARIIOIDEA is treated as ADELOIDEA in Adelidae in Wikipedia

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Senior name:
Adela Latreille, 1796: 147.

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