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

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Meyrickella Berg, 1898 . Comun. Mus. nac. B. Aires 1 : 42.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Crambus ruptellus Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 173. [(of Prionophora Meyrick, 1879)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 4 (male & female) AUSTRALIA: [Qd], Moreton Bay, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Meyrickella was proposed as the objective replacement name for Prionophora Meyrick, 1879.

Poole (1989) included MEYRICKELLA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included PRIONOPHORA Meyrick, 1879 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of MEYRICKELLA Berg, 1898.

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus MEYRICKELLA.

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Junior name(s):
Prionophora Meyrick, 1879: 179.
Pronophora ; Turner, 1902: 107.

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