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

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Ochlodes Scudder, 1872 . Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4 : 57.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia nemorum Boisduval, 1852. Annls Soc. ent. Fr. (2), 10: 314.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type USA (CA): ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America. as Ochlodes agricola nemorum (Boisduval, 1852)

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The type-species of this genus is confined to the Nearctic Region, and partly on this account palaearctic lepidopterists long overlooked this name, applying to the Palaearctic species the generic name Augiades Hübner, [1819]. This practice was entirely incorrect, being based upon a complete misconception as to the type-species of that genus. By modern authors the Palaearctic, as well as the Nearctic species, are correctly referred to the genus Ochlodes Scudder.

OCHLODES was included within the subfamily HESPERIIDAE: HESPERIINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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 OCHLODES and included species.

Junior name(s):
Ochledes ; Brues & Melander, 1932: 236 (key).
Ochloedes ; Elrod & Maley, 1906: 157.

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