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

Genus details

Search again

Genus:
Nyctus Mabille, 1891 . Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 35(Bull.) : cxiv.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Nyctus crinitus Mabille, 1891. Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 35: cxiv.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype & Type PERU: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
Cowan (1970: 52) stated:-

NYCTUS - The Mabille reference given here is probably cited in a preferable version in the entry for Plesiocera on page 367. [i.e. Mabille, 1891, Annls. Soc. ent. Belg., 35, Bull. : cvi].

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 : Calpodini.

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


Submit correction/addition