Brachmia


Brachmia
Brachmia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Dichomeridinae
Genus: Brachmia
Hübner, 1825
Type species
Tinea dimidiella
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Species

Many, see text

Synonyms

See text

Brachmia is a genus of the twirler moth family (Gelechiidae). Among these, it is sometimes placed in the subfamily Dichomeridinae. Other authors have used it as type genus of a distinct subfamily Brachmiinae. But in the scheme used here, the "Brachmiinae" are considered an ill-defined assemblage of twirler moths whose relationships are not yet sufficiently determined, and the present genus is consequently placed incertae sedis within the Gelechiidae.[1]

Selected species

Species of Brachmia include:[2]

  • Brachmia blandella (Fabricius, 1798)
  • Brachmia ceramochroa (Turner, 1919)
  • Brachmia dimidiella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Brachmia hapalyntis Meyrick, 1911
  • Brachmia infuscatella Rebel, 1940
  • Brachmia inornatella (Douglas, 1850)
  • Brachmia obfuscata Meyrick, 1921
  • Brachmia procursella Rebel, 1903
  • Brachmia trinervis (Meyrick, 1904)

Synonyms

Invalid scientific names (junior synonyms and others) of Brachmia are:[3]

  • Apethistis Meyrick, 1908
  • Aulacomima Meyrick, 1904
  • Braclunia Stephens, 1834 (unjustified emendation)
  • Brahmia (lapsus)
  • Cerathophora (lapsus)
  • Ceratophora Heinemann, [1870] (non Gray, [1825[verification needed]]: preoccupied)
  • Cladodes Heinemann, 1870 (non Solier[verification needed], 1849: preoccupied)
  • Eudodacles Snellen van Vollenhoven, 1889

Footnotes

  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), ABRS (2008), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2001)
  2. ^ ABRS (2008), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2001)
  3. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), ABRS (2008)

References