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

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Genus:
Mnestheus Godman, 1901 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 606.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Phlebodes ittona Butler, 1870. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 508.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
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.

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


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