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

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Molo Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 579.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia heraea Hewitson, 1868. Descr. One Hundred new Spec. Hesp. : 34.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia heraea Hewitson was identified subjectively by Evans (1955 (Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. 4 : 76) with that represented by the nominal species Hesperia mango Guenée, 1865) (in Vinson, Voy. Madagascar, Lep. : 40).

Cowan (1970: 52) stated:-

"MOLLA - second paragraph belongs to the entry for MOLO".

[The relevant paragraph has been transferred from that genus to this one].

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 : Hesperiini.

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

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