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

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Harsiesis Fruhstorfer, 1911 , in Seitz. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 9 : 299. [Harsiƫsis [sic]]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hypocista hygea Hewitson, 1863. Ill. exot. Butts 4: [99], pl.[50], figs 2-3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Fruhstorfer stated that there was only one certain species in this genus, namely Hypocysta hygea Hewitson. In addition, he cited in this genus the nominal species Hypocysta hecaerge Hewitson, [1863] (loc. cit. 3 : [99], pl. 50, figs 4, 5) which he suggested might represent a pale aberration of the taxon represented by the nominal species Hypocysta hygea. Hypocysta hecaerge, as a species inquirenda, is ineligible (Article 67 (g)) for selection as type-species, and accordingly, as stated above, Hypocysta hygea is the type-species of this genus by monotypy.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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