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

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Genus:
Acropogona Sodoffsky, 1837 . Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 10(6) : 95, 97.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : OECOPHORIDAE : OECOPHORINAE : OECOPHORINI

Type-species:
Tinea bitrabicella Germar, 1817. Reise Dalmatien Ragusa Gebiet : 279.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1838. Hist. nat. L├ępid. Papillons Fr. 11: 16. [(of PALPULA Treitschke, 1833)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Acropogona was established as an objective replacement name for Palpula Treitschke, 1833, a junior homonym. The citation by Duponchel is acceptable as a type-species designation as it is contained in the continuation of a layout in which Duponchel stated in the same work, 7 (2): 102, that the species so cited were the types of genera.

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