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Coleophora Hübner, 1822 . Syst.-alphab. Verz. eur. Schmett. : 67-75, 77-79.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Tinea anatipennella Hübner, 1796. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: 68, pl.27 fig.186 (as * anatipenella).    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1897. In: Allen, Allens Naturalists Libr. 5: 309.

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

Coleophora Hübner 1822 was designated as the type-genus for the new superfamily Coleophoroidea by Kuznetsov & Stekol'nikov, 1978, Entomologisceskoe Obozrenie 57 (1) : 147.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) included COLEOPHORA in the family COLEOPHORIDAE.

Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) included COLEOPHORA in the subfamily COLEOPHORINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Hübner as * Anatipenella, an incorrect (of a multiple) original spelling.

Unavailable designation of type-species: Phalaena hemerobiella Scopoli, 1763, was designated by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 52, who attributed the authorship of Coleophora to Zeller, 1839. P. hemerobiella was not originally included in Coleophora by Hübner.

Kirby's Hand-book was published in 1897 with identical pagination and plates in both Allen's Naturalist's Library and Lloyd's Natural History.

See also: * Caleophora Capuse, 1973; Porrectaria Hawor

Learn more about Coleophoridae in Wikipedia

For checklists of World genera and species see Coleophoridae by Richard Brown (http://mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/Researchtaxapages/Lepidoptera/Coleophoridaehome.html)

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to COLEOPHORA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Caleophora ; Cápuse, 1973: 11.
Porrectaria Haworth, 1828: 533.
Stollia Cápuse, 1971: 61.

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