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

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Genus:
Pelopidas Walker, 1870 . Entomologist 5 : 56.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Pelopidas midea Walker, 1870. Entomologist 5: 56.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Pelopidas midea Walker is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Gegenes thrax Hübner, [1821], (Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl. [150]). [It should be noted that this is the species commonly misidentified with that represented by the nominal species Hesperia mathias Fabricius, 1798 (Suppl. Ent. syst. : 433). As Evans has shown (1949, Cat. Hesp. Europ. Asia Australia : 440, 441), these species differ from one another structurally ; in addition, these species, though overlapping in the Indian region, have essentially different areas of distribution, thrax being centred in the Middle East, while Sind and the Punjab are the western most areas inhabited by mathias].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Peliopidas ; Swinhoe, 1913: 321.


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