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

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Genus:
Macrotheca Ragonot, 1891 . Annls Soc. ent. Fr. (6) 10 : 515 (key), 544.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : PYRALIDAE : GALLERIINAE

Type-species:
Macrotheca interalbicalis Ragonot, 1891. Annls Soc. ent. Fr. (6), 10: 545.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page.

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

A junior homonym of Macrotheca Waagen, 1880, Mem. geol. Surv. India Palaeont. indica (13) 1: 178 - Mollusca. There is no objective replacement name but M. interalbicalis was stated by McDunnough, 1939 Mem. sth. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 25, 26, to be congeneric with Aurora nigrocinereella Hulst, 1900, the type-species of Cacotherapia Dyar, 1904; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Cacotherapia Dyar, 1904: 160.


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