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

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Lasiophila Felder & Felder, 1859 . Wien. ent. Monatschr. 3(11) : 325.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Lasiophila cirta Felder & Felder, 1859. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 3: 326, pl.6, fig.1..    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 202.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

Cajetan & Rudolph Felder, after giving a generic diagnosis, remarked that the species of this genus resembled in habitus and colouring the members of the zapatoza-group of the genus Pronophila; they placed two species in this genus but did not designate either as the type-species. Basing himself upon a (careless) misreading of the observation by the Felders specified above, Butler on no less than three occasions (October 1867, Ann. Mag. ent. Hist. (3) 20 : 268 ; February 1868, Ent. mon. Mag. 4 : 196; July 1868, Cat. diurn. Lep. Satyridae Brit. Mus. : 181) selected Pronophila zapatoza Westwood, [1851] (in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. (2) : 358 nota) as type-species of Lasiophila. This action was, of course, invalid, for (as shown above) this was not one of the originally included species of this genus. The first - and therefore valid - selection of an included species was that of Lasiophila cirta made by Scudder in 1875.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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