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

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Genus:
Abantis Höpffer, 1855 . Ber. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1855 : 643.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Abantis tettensis Höpffer, 1855. Ber. Akad. Wiss. Berlin : 643.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).


An endemic Afrotropical genus of paradise-skippers with 24 species (Mendes & de Sousa, 2009) [Mendes, L.F. & A. Bivar de Sousa. 2009. The genus Abantis Hopffer, 1855 in Angola and description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae, Pyrginae). SHILAP Revta. lepid., 37(147): 313-318. {September}[report 24 species of African Abantis skippers]].

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

Junior name(s):
Abantiades Fairmaire, 1894: 395.


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