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Cleodora Stephens, 1834 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) IV : 220.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Tinea silacella Hübner, sensu Stephens, 1834. Illust. Br. Ent. 4(Haustellata 4): 220. [[= Phalaena lapella Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 537]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1837. British entomology 14: 671.

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Stephens as "Ti. Silacella Hübner" and cited by Curtis as "Tinea silacella Hüb.?". Walsingham & Durrant, 1899, Entomologist's mon. Mag. 35: 199, treated T. silacella Hübner sensu Stephens, 1834, as a misidentification of a species that should have been named P. lappella Linnaeus, 1758. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species whichever nominal species will "best serve stability and universality of nomenclature". We suugest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Cleodora Stephens the nominal species actually involved, namely Phalaena lappella Linnaeus, 1758.

A junior homonym of Cleodora Péron & Lesueur, 1810, Annls Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 15 (85): 66,-Mollusca. There is no objective replacement name but Walsingham & Durrant, 1899, ibidem 35: 199, used Metzneria Zeller, 1839, as a subjective replacement name and this is currently accepted.

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Senior name:
Metzneria Zeller, 1839: 197.

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