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Depressaria Haworth, 1811 . Lepid. Br. : 505.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena heracliana Linnaeus, sensu Haworth, 1811. Lepid. Br. : 505. [(but included as heraclei Haworth, an unjustified emendation) [= Haemilis pastinacella Duponchel, 1838, in Godart & Duponchel, Hist. nat. L├ępid. Papillons Fr. 11: 153]]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1828. British entomology 5: 221. [(as *heracleana Fabricus)]

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) included DEPRESSARIA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: DEPRESSARIINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Depressaria heraclei Haworth, 1811, ibidem : 505, was an unjustified emendation of Phalaena (Tortrix) heracliana Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 532, but included by Haworth in Depressaria and designated by Curtis as * Heracleana Fabricius (first used as Pyralis * Heracleana Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.: 655) an incorrect subsequent spelling. Bradley, 1966, Entomologist's Gaz. 17: 225, 226, designated a lectotype for P. heracliana Linnaeus and pointed out that P. heracliana Linnaeus sensu Haworth was a misidentification of a species that was later named as Haemilis pastinacella Duponchel, 1838. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species is so to be referred to the Commission to fix as the type-species whichever nomenclature". We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Depressaria Haworth the nominal species actually involved, namely Haemilis pastinacella Duponchel, 1838.

See also: * Depressia Staudinger, 1879; Piesta Billberg, 1820; Volucra Latreille, 1829; Volucrum Berthold, 1827.

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Junior name(s):
Depressia ; Staudinger, 1879: 297.
Piesta Billberg, 1820: 91.
Siganorosis Wallengren, 1881: 94.
Volucra Latreille, 1829: 412, footnote.
Volucrum Berthold, 1827: 484.

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