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Mycalesis Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 17.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio francisca Stoll, 1780. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 75, pl.326, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hemming , 1937. Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B), 6(8): 149.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Up till 1937 it was erroneously believed that the name Mycalesis had first been published by Hübner in the Verz. bekannt. (sign. 4 : 55] and that its type-species was Papilio evadne Cramer, [1779], by selection by Butler (1868, Ent. Soc. Mag. 4 : 196). On this basis the name Mycalesis ranked from 1819. In 1937 however it was realized that this name, as published in volume 1 of the Zuträge, which appeared in 1818, had one year's priority over its publication in the Verzeichniss. Papilio evadne Cramer was not included in this genus in the Zuträge and could therefore no longer be accepted as the type-species of Mycalesis. Two nominal species only were cited in the Zuträge as belonging to this genus and from these (as shown above) I selected Papilio francisca Stoll as type-species. This selection served to leave the current usage of this name undisturbed.

MYCALESIS was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: SATYRINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

Vane-Wright & Fermon include Mycalesis Hübner, sensu auctorum, Physcon de Nicéville, 1898; Celebina Fruhstorfer, 1899 and Pseudomycalesis Tsukada & Nishiyama, 1979 as junior synonyms of Lohora Moore, 1880.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Mycolesis ; Rothschild, 1920: 150.

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