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

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Genus:
Myscelus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 110.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRRHOPYGINAE : PASSOVINI

Type-species:
Papilio nobilis Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 17, pl.108, figs A-B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Butler , 1870. Ent. mon. Mag. 7(76): 92.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
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 Pyrginae : Pyrrhopygini.

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

Junior name(s):
Milscelus ; Bell, 1946: 75.
Myscelis ; Köhler, 1923: 31.
Myscellus ; Spitz, 1932: 868.
Myseclus ; Okano, 1981: 26.


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