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

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Genus:
Lycas Godman, 1901 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 618.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Hesperia argentea Hewitson, 1866. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3), 2: 487.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Lindsey , 1925. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1): 91.

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

Notes:
See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

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.

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


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