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

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Genus:
Ampittia Moore, 1881 . Lepid. Ceylon 1(4) : 171.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Hesperia maro Fabricius, 1798. Suppl. Ent. syst. : 432.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Cowan (1970) stated:-

Moore 2. In dealing with CALYSISME and NISSANGA, Hemming dates Moore's Lep. Ceylon 1 (Rhop.) part (1) as [14 Dec. 1880], while ABARATHA, AMPITTIA and GANGARA in part (4) are made [1882]. Those were the dates of receipt at the British Museum (see Griffin, 1934, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 13 : 555). But the actual publication dates have since been ascertained (Griffin, 1939, J. Soc. Biblphy. nat. Hist. 1 (7) : 206).

Part (1) was published in August 1880, the other three parts appearing in January, June and December 1881." [This replaces the publication date of 1882 in Hemming, 1967,p.41].

Cowan (1970) stated:-

To conserve space, many obvious minor errors in punctuation and spelling, and cases where type-species are printed bold when they should not be (e.g. for Achivus, Aecas) or vice versa (Ampittia, Apyrrothrix) have been disregarded.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Ampitta ; Fruhstorfer, 1896: 306.
Ampitta ; Fruhstorfer, 1897: 306.


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