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

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Nastra Evans, 1955 . Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. 4 : 87, 125.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia lherminier Latreille, 1824. Encycl. m├ęth. Hist. nat. : 777.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

As originally published, the specific name of the type-species appeared in the form "I'herminier". Under the current revised Code the form so adopted is defective in two respects. First, Article 27 provides that zoological names shall bear no diacritic or other marks. Thus, the apostrophe between the letters "I" and "h" at the beginning of this name is incorrect and should be removed. Second, Article 31 provides that, where a specific name is based on a modern patronymic, that patronymic must be Latinized by the addition of a termination, indicating that the word is in the genitive case, the form of the termination naturally depending on whether the person whose name is taken as the base for the specific name is a man or a woman. Accordingly, in the present case the letter "i" should be added to the end of the word. Errors of both the foregoing types are subject to automatic correction. The correct form of this specific name is therefore "lherminieri".

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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