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

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Genus:
Hesperopsis Dyar, 1905 . J. N.Y. ent. Soc. 13(3) : 118.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Thanaos alpheus Edwards, 1876. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 5: 206.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status USA (NM): ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The specific name of the type-species was misspelled "alphaeus" by Dyar.

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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