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

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Genus:
Myscelia Doubleday, 1845 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 88.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : BIBLIDINAE : BIBLIDINI : EPICALIINA

Type-species:
Papilio orsis Drury, 1782. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index et 20, pl.16, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Barnes & Benjamin , 1926. Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(1): 15.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Myscelia in the subfamily Biblidinae.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Miscelia ; Marschall, 1873: 301.
Sagaritis Hübner, 1821: pl.[43].


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