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

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Falga Mabille, 1898 . Annls Soc. ent. Fr. 66 : 211.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Carystus jeconia Butler, 1870. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 501.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Godman , 1901. Biol. centr.-amer. Lep. Rhop., 2: 609.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Mabille stated that he established this genus for an insect, of which he had received a specimen from Dr. Staudinger under the manuscript specific name mirabilis. He went on to say that he was convinced that this insect was the same as that which Butler had in 1870 described under the name Carystus jeconia, though Staudinger's mirabilis differed in certain respects from Butler's description of his jeconia. He concluded however that it would be safe to identify these nominal taxa with one another ; he accordingly adopted the name jeconia Butler, placing Staudinger's manuscript name mirabilis in the synonymy of jeconia. Fortunately, it is not necessary for the present purpose to pursue the taxonomic question of the identity of Staudinger's mirabilis, for the nominal species Carystus jeconia Butler, the identity of which is fully understood, was unequivocally placed by Mabille in his genus Falga and was definitely selected as type-species by Godman in 1901.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Hesperiinae : Anthoptini.

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