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

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Genus:
Semnolocha Meyrick, 1936 . Exotic Microlepid. 5 : 49.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : AUTOSTICHIDAE

Type-species:
Semnolocha pachysticta Meyrick, 1936. Exotic Microlepid. 5: 49.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included SEMNOLOCHA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: AUTOSTICHINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of AUTOSTICHIDAE.

Semnolocha Meyrick, 1936, was referred to the Xyloryctidae (provisionally) from the Lecithoceridae by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p. 263.

Semnolocha was treated in the Oecophoridae, Autostichinae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 277.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Semnolocha was established in the "Gelechiadae"; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 21; but was again placed in the Gelechiidae by Clarke, 1969, ibidem 7: 363; it was transferred to the Oecophoridae: Autostichinae by Hodges, 1978, in Dominick et al., Moths Am. N. of Mexico 6 (1): 9.

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