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

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Chaetochilus Stephens, 1834 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) IV : 337.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena sequella Clerck, 1759. Icon. Insect. rariorum 1: pl.10 fig.14.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2(Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 114.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The authorship of the type-species was attributed to Linnaeus by Stephens and by Westwood. Chaetochilus was included in the Plutellidae by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 44, as a junior subjective synonym of Ypsolophus Fabricius, 1798, now in the Ypsolophidae, Sattler, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 182, stated that it was incorrectly included in the Gelechiidae by Gaede, 1937, Lepid. Cat. 79: 428.

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