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

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Genus:
Osphantes Holland, 1896 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 : 46.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Plastingia ogowena Mabille, 1891. Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 35: cxxi.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

It should be noted that the vowel at the beginning of the second syllable of the specific name of the type-species is an "o" and not an "a", as incorrectly spelled by various authors.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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