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

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Nosphistia Mabille & Boullet, 1908 . Annls Sci. nat. (9) 7 : 173, 197.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pyrrhopyga perplexus Mabille, 1878. Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 21: 20.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Pyrrhopyga [sic, see below] perplexes Mabille is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Pyrrhopyga [sic, see below] zonara Hewitson, 1866 (Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 480).

Cowan (1968: 13) stated:-

NOSPHISTA, lines 3, 5 (nec 2); "Pyrrhopyga" should read; Pyrrhopyge.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Pyrginae : Pyrrhopygini.

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Junior name(s):
Mosphistia ; Mabille & Boullet, 1908: 197.
Nosphittia ; Mabille, 1912: 12.

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