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

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Genus:
Nyctelius Hayward, 1948 . Acta zool. lilloana 5 : 99.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Hesperia nyctelius Latreille, 1824. Encycl. m├ęth. Hist. nat. : 746.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Types BRAZIL; SURINAM: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. 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 Hesperiinae : Hesperiini.

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

Junior name(s):
Nyctelis ; Cavalcante, 1983: 452.


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