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

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Genus:
Chionaemopsis Cockerell & Le Veque, 1931 . Am. Nat. 65 : 354.

Status:
Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
YPONOMEUTOIDEA : YPONOMEUTIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Chionaemopsis quadrifasciatus Cockerell & Le Veque, 1931. Am. Nat. 65: 355, photo.1, text-fig.1.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) U.S.A.: Colorado, Parachute Creek, (Green River Eocene), (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The fossil genus Chionaemopsis was compared with the recent genus Chionaema Herrich-Schäffer, 1855, - Lepid., Arctiidae, by its authors but was placed provisionally in the Oecophoridae. Forbes, 1931, Am. Nat. 65: 479-480, tentatively placed Chionaemopsis in the Yponomeutidae.

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