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

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Genus:
Erechthias Meyrick, 1880 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 5 : 252 [key], 261.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : ERECHTHIINAE

Type-species:
Erechthias charadrota Meyrick, 1880. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (1), 5: 262 (key), 268.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Meyrick , 1915. Trans. Proc. N.Z. Inst. 47: 233.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Erechthias was included in the "Lyonetiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 83; and included in the Tineidae by Davis, 1983, in Hodges et al., Check List Lepid. Am. N. of Mexico: 5.

ERECHTHIAS was included within the subfamily TINEIDAE: ERECHTHIINAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

Robinson (2001) included the type-species of AEOLARCHIS Meyrick, 1935; AMPHISYNCENTRIS Meyrick, 1933; ANEMERARCHA Meyrick, 1937; CARYOLESTIS Meyrick, 1934; DECADARCHIS Meyrick, 1886; EMPAESTA Bradley, 1956; EREUNETIS Meyrick, 1880; GONGYLODES Turner, 1933; HECTACMA Meyrick, 1915; LEPIDOBREGMA Zimmerman, 1978; NEODECADARCHIS Zimmerman, 1978; NESOXENA Meyrick, 1929; PANTHEUS Zimmerman, 1978; TINEXOTAXA Gozmany, 1968; TRIADOGONA Meyrick, 1937; and ZANCLOPSEUSTIS Meyrick, 1921 in the genus ERECHTHIAS Meyrick, 1880.

Robinson (2001) included 162 species in the genus.

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