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

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Genus:
Gorgythion Godman & Salvin, 1896 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 424.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Helias pyralina Möschler, 1877. Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 26: 343, pl.4, fig.31.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Lindsey , 1925. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1): 88.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Helias pyralina Möschler is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Hesperia begga Prittwitz, 1868 (Stett. ent. Ztg 29 : 198).

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

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: Erynnini.

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

Junior name(s):
Gorgyrhion ; Hayward, 1933: 255.


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