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

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Genus:
Megistias Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 571.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Hesperia tripunctata Latreille, 1824. Encycl. m├ęth. Hist. nat. : 752.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Magistia ; Silva, 1967: 103.
Megasias ; Greenwood & Greenwood, 1971: 382.
Megisias : Mielke, 2004: 65.
Megistia ; Fulda, 1931: 194.


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