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

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Genus:
Mesosemia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 21.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : RIODINIDAE : RIODININAE : MESOSEMIINI : MESOSEMIINA

Type-species:
Mesosemia philoclessa Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 21.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 216. [(as a junior name of philocles)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Mesosemia philoclessa Hübner was introduced as a replacement for the name Papilio philocles Linnaeus, 1758 (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 483). This action of Hübner's was quite uncalled-for ; the name philoclessa Hübner is objectively invalid, and the name philocles Linnaeus is the valid name for this species.

MESOSEMIA was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: RIODININAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Riodinidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America.

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


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