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

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Genus:
Mestra Hübner, 1825 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl.[45].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : BIBLIDINAE : BIBLIDINI : EURYTELINA

Type-species:
Mestra hypermestra Hübner, 1825. Samml. exot. Schmett. : pl.[45].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Cowan (1970: 51) stated:-

hypermnestra to read - hypermestra, [type-species].

Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Mestra in the subfamily Biblidinae.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Nymphalidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America.

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

Junior name(s):
Mnestra ; Kirby, 1871: 217.


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