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

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Genus:
Brenthia Clemens, 1860 . Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 1860 : 172.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Type-species:
Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 12: 172.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [NORTH AMERICA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

When established, Brenthia was placed in the Tineina, now Tineidae; and in the Choreutina, now Choreutidae, by Zeller, 1875, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 25 (Abh.): 323; its placing in the Choreutidae was confirmed by Heppner, 1977, Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 79: 633.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Brenthia was included in the "Glyphipterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 35; it had been included in the Choreutina, now Choreutidae, by Zeller, 1875, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 25 (Abh.): 323; its placing in the Choreutidae was confirmed by Heppner, 1977, Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 79: 633.

See also: * Microaethia Chambers, 1878.

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Junior name(s):
Microaethia Chambers, 1878: 76.


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