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

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Genus:
Mellana Hayward, 1948 . Acta zool. lilloana 5 : 98.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Atrytone mella Godman, 1900. In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera), 2: 492, pl.94, figs 14-16.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Atrytone mella Godman is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Hesperia clavus Erichson, 1848, in Schomburgk, Reise Brit.-Guiana 3 : 603.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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