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

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Micandra Staudinger, 1888 , in Staudinger & Schatz. Exot. Schmett. Theil 1 (Band 1)(21) : 288.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pseudolycaena platyptera Felder & Felder, 1865. Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(2): 246, pl.28, figs 6-7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

In addition to placing the above species in this genus Staudinger doubtfully associated a second species (sapho Staudinger) with this genus. As a species incertae sedis, the last-mentioned species is, under Article 67 (h), ineligible to become the type-species of this genus, of which therefore Pseudolycaena platyptera is the type-species by monotypy.

Four years later ([1892], in Schatz, in Staudinger & Schatz, loc. cit. Bd 1 (Th. 2) (6) : 263, 265) Röber, apparently unaware of Staudinger's action in 1888, republished the name Micandra, stating that Pseudolycaena platyptera was the sole species of the genus so named.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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