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

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Haemactis Mabille, 1903 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 17(a) : 46 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia sanguinalis Westwood, 1852. In: Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : pl.79, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

As shown above, this name appeared in two spellings, the second, Staemactis, being a misprint, which was corrected by Mabille on page 210 of the concluding section (Section D) of the volume published in 1904.

The name of the type-species appeared on the plate (as shown above) in the combination Hesperia sanguinalis, but in the text (: 524) published five months later (12th August 1852), Westwood placed this species in the genus Achlyodes Hübner, [1819].

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: Achlyodini.

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Junior name(s):
Hoemactis ; Mabille, 1903: 43 (key).
Staemactis ; Mabille, 1903: 70.
Staemastis ; Hemming, 1967: 417.

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