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

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Genus:
Lepella Evans, 1937 . Cat. afr. Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 4, 76.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HETEROPTERINAE

Type-species:
Hesperia lepeletier Latreille, 1824. Encycl. m├ęth. Hist. nat. : 777. [[nec lepeletier]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

When, as in the case of the type-species of this genus, a specific name based upon the surname of a modern personage is formed in a non-Latinized form, it is under the provisions of Article 31 (a) (automatic correction) to be corrected by the addition of the Latin termination in the genitive case.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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