Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Lepidoptera Preferred
Frenatae Other, see comments


Name Relationship
Lepidoptera Preferred
Amphitheridae Synonym
Aëtheolepis Warren 1896
Anthemoëssa Agassiz 1846
Axiidae Rebel, 1919
Aërnauta Berge 1842
Hubnerius Saalmüller in Saalmueller (Heyden), 1891
Goë Hampson, 1893
Hyalorrhoë Warren 1904
Stratoclëis Meyrick 1883
Cirrhoëdia Agassiz 1846
Prokükenthaliella Reuss 1926
Erycinidae Swainson, 1827
Türckheimia Dewitz 1881
Leucochloë Röber in Seitz, 1907
Kükenthaliella Reuss 1921
Prokukenthaliella Reuss, 1926
Kukenthaliella Reuss, 1921
Psychogoës Butler 1877
Phlebois Spuler in Hofmann-Spuler, 1906
Glauconöe Warren 1892
Chalcoëlopsis Dyar 1914
Roëssleria Breyer 1869
Oïstophora Meyrick 1882
Cadugoïdes Moore 1882
Laöra Walker 1855
Schöyenia Aurivillius 1883
Trophoëssa Turner 1911
Phleboëis Christoph 1887
Disquéia Spuler in Hoffman-Spuler, 1910
Hübnerius Saalmüller in Saalmueller (Heyden), 1891
Coméesia Wehrli in Seitz, 1941
Aëthius Agassiz 1846
Chrétienia Spuler in Hofmann-Spuler, 1910
Callinaïas Swinhoe 1890


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