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

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Genus:
Lemmatophila Treitschke, 1832 , in Ochsenheimer. Schmett. Eur. 9(1) : 25.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : OECOPHORINAE : OECOPHORINI

Type-species:
Tinea phryganella Hübner, 1796. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: 16, pl.2 fig.10.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1838. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 11: 10, 11.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The citation of Duponchel is acceptable as a type-species designation as it contained in the continuation of a layout in which Duponchel stated in the same work, 7 (2): 102, that the species so cited were the types of genera.
Unavailable designation of type-species: Tinea fagella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, was designated by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 137. In the Introduction to the volume, pages 1-154, Boisduval reviewed earlier classifications of Lepidoptera and designated as many as three different type-species for each generic name. In his "Exposé de notre Méthode", pages 155-690, no type-species designation was made for any of the genera he himself used. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(iv), the type-species designation of an author is eligible for consideration if he states that it is the type".. and if it is clear that the author accepts it as the type-species". Boisdival's type designation, although clearly stated, do not fufill the last requirement and so are unavailable. Even though Boisduval's 1836 work was well known to lepidopterists, the type-designation contained in a have not been accepted by Hemming or by other authors.

A junior objective synonym of Cheimophila Hübner, [1825].

See also: * Lematophila Kollar, 1832.

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Senior name:
Cheimophila Hübner, 1825: 403.


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