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

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Mimaeseoptilus Wallengren, 1862 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (n.f.) 3(7) : 10 [key], 17.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Alucita mictodactyla Schifferm├╝ller, 1775. Ank├╝ndung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 320.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Meyrick , 1910. Genera Insect. 100: 18. [(as a junior name of A. pelidnodactyla Stein)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Meyrick cited as type-species Alucita pelidnodactyla Stein, 1837, a nominal species not originally included in Mimaeseoptilus. At the same time however, Meyrick placed pelidnodactyla as a senior synonym of mictodactyla, a nominal species originally included in Mimaeseoptilus. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.

See also: * Mimaesioptilus Barrett, 1904; * Mimaesoptilus Snellen 1884; Mimeseoptilus Zeller, 1867.

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Junior name(s):
Mimaesioptilus ; Barrett, 1904: 373, pls 415, 416.
Mimaesoptilus ; Snellen, 1884: 184.
Mimeseoptilus ; Zeller, 1867: 332.

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