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

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Serdis Mabille, 1904 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 17(c) : 144.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Serdis flagrans Mabille, 1904. In: Wytsman, Genera Insect. 17(c): 144.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type ECUADOR: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Serdis flagrans Mabille is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Hesperia statius Plötz, 1883 (Stett. ent. Ztg 44 : 223 [type figured on Plötz's MS. pl. 686]).

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 : Hesperiini.

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

Junior name(s):
Serdia ; Hemming, 1967: 409.

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