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

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Genus:
Borkhausenia Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 420.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : OECOPHORINAE : OECOPHORINI

Type-species:
Phalaena minutella Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 537.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1898. Ent. mon. Mag. 34: 35.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page.

Notes:
Telechrysis Toll, 1956 (a subgenus of Borkhausenia) was treated in the Oecophoridae : Oecophorinae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 298.

Telechrysis has subsequently been designated as the type-genus for the new tribe Telechrysidini (Depressariinae - Elachistidae), by Leraut, 1992, Entomologica Gallica 3 (3) : 135.

Borkhausenia is still treated here in the Oecophoridae : Oecophorinae following Hodges, in Kristensen (1999).

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