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

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Micropterix Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 426.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tinea podevinella Hübner, 1813. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: pl.50 fig.342.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Meyrick , 1912. Genera Insect. 132: 6.    [BHLBHL]

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

When Meyrick designated as type-species Phalaena aruncella Scopoli, 1763, Ent. Carniolica: 254, a nominal species not originally included in Micropterix he also, on page 7, placed podevinella, a nominal species originally included in Micropterix, as a junior subjective synonym of aruncella. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(v), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.

Unavailable designation of type-species: Phalaena aureatella Scopoli, 1763, a nominal species not originally included in Micropterix, and not linked in synonymy with one of the originally included nominal species when cited as type-species by Kirby, 1897, Handbk Order Lepid. 5: 315.

See also: Micropteryx Zeller, 1839.

MICROPTERIX was included within the family MICROPTERIGIDAE by Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Micropteryx ; Zeller, 1839: 185.

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