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

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Sophista Plötz, 1879 . Stett. ent. Ztg 40 : 176, 179.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Thracides aristoteles Westwood, 1852. In: Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : pl.80, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name was republished as new by Plötz in 1882 (Berl. ent. Z. 26 : 264).

There were two original spellings of this name in 1879, namely Sophista (: 176) and Sopleista (: 179). When Plötz republished this name in 1882, he used the spelling, "Sophista" which thus became the Correct Original Spelling, "Sopleista" becoming an Incorrect Original Spelling through this First Reviser action of Plötz's.

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: Carcharodini.

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

Junior name(s):
Sopleista ; Plötz, 1879: 179.

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