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

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Genus:
Jera Lindsey, 1925 . Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1) : 90.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Dichelura tricuspidata Mabille, 1902. Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. : 180.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

Type specimens:
Type ECUADOR: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Dichora Scudder, 1889 is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Dichora Paetel, 1875 (Fam. Gatt. Moll. : 69). It was replaced in 1925 by the name Jera Lindsey.

According to Lamas (pers. comm.) Hemming (1967) was mistaken - JERA Lindsey, 1925 is a replacement name for DICHELURA Mabille, 1902.

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.

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

Junior name(s):
Dichelura Mabille, 1902: 179.
Dichelura Mabille, 1903: 47.


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