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

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Genus:
Scardia Treitschke, 1830 , in Ochsenheimer. Schmett. Eur. 8 : 291.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : SCARDIINAE

Type-species:
Phycis boleti Fabricius, 1798. Entomologia systematica (Suppl.), : 463.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Busck , 1914. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47: 65.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type status unknown Country unknown: Locality unknown, Depository unknown..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

P. boleti is an unjustified emendation of Tinea boletella Fabricius, 1794, Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 287. Unavailable designation of type-species: Tinea guttella Fabricius, 1781, a nominal species not originally included in Scardia, and not linked with one of the originally included nominal species when designated by Boisduval 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 137.

See also: Agarica Sodoffsky, 1837; * Phycia Oken, 1815; Phycia Agassiz, 1846.

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

Robinson (2001) included the type-species of DUOMITELLA Kozhanchikov, 1923; and FERNALDIA Grote, 1881 in the genus SCARDIA Treitschke, 1830.

Robinson (2001) included 6 species in the genus.

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Junior name(s):
Agarica Sodoffsky, 1837: 93.
Phycia Agassiz, 1846: 54.


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