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

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Genus:
Gesta Evans, 1953 . Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. 3 : 171, 200.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Thanaos gesta Herrich-Schäffer, 1863. Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 17(9): 142.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes CUBA: ? Locality, (ZMHU).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Hesperiidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Pyrrginae: Carcharodini.

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