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

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Genus:
Tigava Walker, 1864 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (29) : 807.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : OECOPHORINAE : OECOPHORINI

Type-species:
Tigava scitissimella Walker, 1864. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 807.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

A junior homonym of Tigava Stal, 1858, K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (N.F.) 2 (7): 63, - Insecta, Hemiptera. There is no objective replacement name but T. scitissimella was placed by Meyrick, 1922, in Wytsman, Genera Insect. 180: 135, as the senior subjective synonym of Leistarcha iobola Meyrick, 1883, the type-species of Leistarcha Meyrick, 1883; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Leistarcha Meyrick, 1883: 422 (key).


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