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

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Scobura Elwes & Edwards, 1897 . Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 14 : 204.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia cephala Hewitson, 1876. Ent. mon. Mag. 13: 152.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Lindsey , 1925. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1): 100.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Elwes & Edwards, when establishing this genus, stated that it was the same as that which Watson in 1893 (Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 83) had characterized under the misapplied name Isma Distant, 1886. These authors explained that they had been informed by de Niceville that Watson's diagnosis of what he believed to be Isma had been based not upon Isma obscura Distant, the type-species of that genus, but upon a specimen of Hesperia cephala Hewitson. Elwes & Edwards did not consider these species to be congeneric with one another and it was because there was no name available for Hesperia cephala and its allies that they introduced the new name Scobura. They did not designate a type-species for their Scobura and that genus remained without a type-species until in 1925 Lindsey very appropriately selected Hesperia cephala.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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