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

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Genus:
Megisba Moore, 1881 . Lepid. Ceylon 1(2) : 71.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Megisba thwaitesi Moore, 1881. Lepid. Ceylon : 71, pl.34, figs 3-3b.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Megisba thwaitesi Moore is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Lycaena Malaya Horsfield, [1828] (Descr. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy (1) : 70).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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