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Justinia Evans, 1955 . Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. 4 : 90, 194.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia justinianus Latreille, 1824. Encycl. m├ęth. Hist. nat. : 760.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Types BRAZIL: ? Locality, (ZMHU).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Hemming (1967) stated:-

At the present moment the name Justinia Evans is a junior objective synonym, because, when designating the type-species for his genus Phanis (a nominal genus established in 1900 and bearing an invalid name which was replaced by the same author in 1901 by the name Phanes), Godman misidentified the species Thracides aletes Geyer, [1832], with Hesperia justinianus Latreille and designated the latter, as being the older of the two nominal species, to be the type-species of Phanis. The Commission is being asked to apply the provisions of Article 70(a) (misidentified type-species) by designating Thracides aletes Geyer to be the type-species of Phanes (=Phanis) Godman, thus giving effect to Godman's clear intention. On the grant by the Commission of the foregoing application, the name Justinia Evans will become the oldest - indeed, the only available - name for the genus typified by Hesperia justinianus Latreille. In the interests of nomenclatorial stability and in accordance with the precept laid down in Article 80 of the Code the name Justinia Evans is here treated as a nomenclatorially available name.

Cowan (1968: 7) stated:-

Consequent on those rulings the forecasts in the List [Hemming, 1967] are also CONFIRMED for the following genera;

Cremna Doubleday; Op. 820.
Justinia Evans; Op. 830
Neadopaea Hayward; Op. 825
Phanis Godman; Op. 830
Udaiana Distantp; Op. 824.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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