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

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Genus:
Morophaga Herrich-Schäffer, 1853 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 5 : 7 [key], 22. [Nomenclaturally available but without included nominal species until Herrich-Schäffer, 1854, Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 5: 78.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : SCARDIINAE

Type-species:
Euplocamus morellus Duponchel, 1838. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 11: 79, pl.288 fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

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

Notes:
Robinson (2001) included the type-species of ATABYRIA Snellen, 1884, bucephala Snellen, 1884, in the genus MOROPHAGA Herrich-Schäffer, 1853.

Robinson (2001) includes the type-species of MICROSCARDIA Amsel, 1952, boleti Fabricius, 1777, as a junior synonym of choragella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775, placed in the genus MOROPHAGA Herrich-Schäffer,1853.

Robinson (2001) included the type-species of OSPHRETICA Meyrick, 1910, chomatias Meyrick, 1910, as a junior synonym of bucephala Snellen, 1884, placed in the genus MOROPHAGA Herrich-Schäffer,1853.

Robinson (2001) included 13 species in the genus.

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