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

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Genus:
Hypothecla Semper, 1890 , in Semper, C. Reisen Archipel. Philipp. (2) 5(1) (5) : 204.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : HYPOTHECLINI

Type-species:
Hypolycaena astyla Felder & Felder, 1862. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 6: 294.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hypothecla Semper 1890 was designated as the type-genus for the new tribe Hypotheclini (Theclinae - Lyceanidae) by Eliot, 1973, Bulletin Br. Mus. nat. hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 433.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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