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

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Genus:
Moeris Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 556.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Talides striga Geyer, 1832. In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. : 32, pl.[127], figs 739-740.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status BRAZIL (RJ): ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Moeris Godman, [1900], was designated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Burns, 1990, Journal of the Lepidopterist's Society 44 (1) : 23. [Moeris was also treated as a valid genus by Hemming, 1967].

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 MOERIS and included species.

Junior name(s):
Moerus ; Raguso & Llorente, 1991: 127.


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