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Heteroderces Meyrick, 1929 . Exotic Microlepid. 3 : 521.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Heteroderces oxylitha Meyrick, 1929. Exotic Microlepid. 3: 521.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Heteroderces Meyrick, 1929, was referred back to the Gelechiidae from the Lecithoceridae by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p.252 (and p.262).

Heteroderces was treated in the Lecithoceridae by Nye & Fletcher 1991, 6 : 148.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Heteroderces was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: (Further Addenda and Corrigenda): [1]; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 20.

See also: * Homaloderces Gaede, 1937.

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Junior name(s):
Homaloderces ; Gaede, 1937: 502, 564.

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