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

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Mnasitheus Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 565.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Mnasitheus cephis Godman, 1900. In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera), 2: 566, pl.100, figs 26-27.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Mnasitheus cephis Godman is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the nominal species Cobalus chrysophis Mabille, 1891 (Bull. C.R. ent. Soc. Belg. 35 : lxxxii).

As has been explained in the note on the name Mnasalcas Godman, [1900], that name and the name Mnasitheus Godman, [1900], are currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as synonyms of one another, and, as both were published on the same date and in the same work, the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends on the choice of the First Reviser. This choice was made by Evans in 1955 (Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 144) when he chose the name Mnasitheus Godman to take precedence over the name Mnasalcas Godman.

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Hesperiidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Hesperiinae : Moncini.

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Junior name(s):
Mnasithius ; Dyar, 1914: 155.
Mnastheus ; Sheldon, 1936: 207.

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