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

Genus details

Search again

Psoralis Mabille, 1904 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 17(b) : 133.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Psoralis sabaeus Mabille, 1904. In: Wytsman, Genera Insect. 17(b): 133.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Psoralis sabaeus Mabille was treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds by Evans in 1955 (Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus 4 : 172) as representing the same taxon as that represented by the older-established nominal species Pamphila idea Weeks, 1901 (Proc. New England zool. Club 2 : 86). Further, Evans there identified with the last-mentioned nominal species Pamphila artiei Weeks, 1901 (loc. cit. 2 : 91). It may be supposed that in giving preference to the name idea over the name artiei Evans was influenced by the principle of page precedence, a principle at the time in question (1955) being commonly adopted. In the present revised Code (Article 24 (a)) the relative precedence to be accorded to names such as the above, when published on the same date, depends on the choice of the First Reviser. No such choice had been made in this case before Evans (1955) and accordingly his action on that occasion ranks as a First Reviser choice and the specific name idea Weeks takes precedence over the name artiei Weeks.

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 : Moncini.

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

Submit correction/addition