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

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Genus:
Pyrgus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 109.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Papilio alveolus Hübner, 1800. Samml. eur. Schmett. 1: pl. 92, figs 466-467.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1841. In: Humphreys & Westwood, Brit. Butts Transformations (edn. 1), : 120. [(as a junior name of Pyrgus malvae)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio alveolus Hübner is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio malvae Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 485.

The name Pyrgus Hübner has been placed by the Commission by its Opinion 278 (1954, Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 6 : 135-178) on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 706.

PYRGUS was included within the subfamily HESPERIIDAE: PYRGINAE 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 Pyrrginae: Pyrgini.

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

Junior name(s):
Bremeria Tutt, 1906: 296.
Pirgus ; Prittwitz, 1868: 186.
Pprgus ; Elrod & Maley, 1906: 119.
Prygus ; Mielke, 2004: 53.
Pygrus ; Salvato, 2001: 10, 13.
Pygus ; Maynard, 1891: 200.
Tremeria ; Hayward, 1973: 57.


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