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

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Genus:
Ocyba Lindsey, 1925 . Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1) : 94.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : EUDAMINI

Type-species:
Caecina calathana Hewitson, 1868. Descr. One Hundred new Spec. Hesp. : 56.

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Ocyba was introduced by Lindsey as a replacement for Caecina Hewitson, 1868, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the subfamily Eumatinae..

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Junior name(s):
Caecina Hewitson, 1868: 55.
Caesina ; Kirby, 1876: 393.
Ucyba ; Maza & Bezaury, 1992: 233.


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