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Anatrytone Dyar, 1905 . J. N.Y. ent. Soc. 13(3) : 140.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia delaware Edwards, 1863. Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2: 19.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia delaware Edwards is currently on taxonomic grounds either identified with, or considered to be a subspecies of, the taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia logan Edwards, 1863, Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2 : 18, pl. 1, fig. 5). Since the specific names delaware Edwards and logan Edwards were published in the same work and on the same date, the relative precedence to be accorded to these names depends on the choice made by the First reviser. In this case, the First Reviser was Edwards who (as Mr. Cyril F. dos Passos has kindly pointed out in litt.) in 1872 (Syn. N. Amer. Butts : 44) identified Hesperia logan with Hesperia Delaware and sank the specific name logan as a junior subjective synonym of the name delaware. The same course was taken by Godman & Salvin in 1900 (Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2 : 490). It should be added that under the idea that in cases of this kind relative precedence should be determined in accordance with the principle of page precedence Barnes & McDunnough (Contrib. Hist. nat. Lepid. N. Amer. 3 (2) : 132) gave preference to the name logan over the name delaware by reason of its having been published one page earlier than delaware (on page 18 as compared with page 19). This contention was already invalid at the time of the publication of Barnes & McDunnough's paper, for Article 28 of the Code then in force provided that a case such as this was governed by the First Reviser principle, and this is even more explicitly described in the revised text of the Code (Article 24 (a)) now in force.

Anatrytone Dyar, 1905, was designated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Burns, 1994, Journal of the Lepidopterist's Society 48 (4) : 277.

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 Hesperiinae : Hesperiini.

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