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

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Crocidophora Lederer, 1863 . Wien. ent. Monatschr. 7 : 277 [key as *Crocidosema], 386.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Crocidophora tuberculalis Lederer, 1863. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 7: 386, pl.12, fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1896. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 4: 387.    [BHLBHL]

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

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

* Crocidosema was the spelling used in the key to genera on page 277; Crocidophora was used in the generic heading on page 386, in the index on page 488 and in the legends to the plates. The latter spelling has had universal usage and is adopted in this catalogue as the correct original spelling. * Crocidosema is an incorrect (of a multiple) original spelling.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats CROCIDOPHORA in the CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Crocidosema ; Lederer, 1863: 277 (key).

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