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

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Genus:
Endrosis Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 401.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : OECOPHORINAE : OECOPHORINI

Type-species:
Alucita betulinella Fabricius, sensu Hübner, 1825. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 401. [[= Tinea lactella [Dennis & Schiffermüller, 1775, Ankündung syst. Werkes Schmett. Wienergegend: 139]]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham & Durrant , 1909. Ent. mon. Mag. 45: 51. [(as a junior name of Tinea lactella)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Hübner as "E. Betulinella Fabr. Ment. Alu. 13. Hübn. Tin. 20. 448." i.e., Alucita betulinella Fabricius, 1787, Mantissa Insect. 2: 255, as illustrated by Hübner, 1796, Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: pl.3 fig.20, pl.67 fig.448.
When Walsingham & Durrant designated as type-species Tinea lactella, a nominal species not originally included in Endrosis they also placed "betulinella Hb.", a name originally included in Endrosis, as a synonym of lactella. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species is so to be referred to the Commission to fix as the type-species whichever nominal species will "best serve stability and universality of nomenclature". We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Endrosis the nominal species actually involved, namely Tinea lactella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775.

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