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

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Genus:
Pyrrhosidia Scudder, 1874 . Mem. Boston Soc. nat. Hist. 2(3) (4) : 346 [note].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Hesperia mystic Edwards, 1863. Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2: 15, pl.1, figs 3-4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The type-species of this genus was given the name Hesperia mystic twice in the same year, once (as shown above) by Edwards, who was its original author in manuscript, and once by Scudder (April 1863, Proc. Essex Inst. 3 : 172). This name as published by Scudder has a few months' priority over its counterpart as published by Edwards.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Pyrrhosida ; Warren, 2000: 562.
Pyrrhosydia ; Evans, 1955: 325.


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