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

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Sostrata Godman & Salvin, 1895 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 397.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Leucochitonea scintillans Mabille, 1876. Bull. Séanc. Soc. ent. Fr. 1(22): 227.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Lindsey , 1925. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1): 101.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal Leucochitonea scintillans Mabille is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Hesperia bifasciata Ménétriés, 1829 (Nouv. Mém. Soc. imp. Nat. Moscou 1 : 193, pl. 7, figs 6, 7).

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

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: Erynnini.

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

Junior name(s):
Sostrafa ; McGuire & Rickard, 1974: [22].
Sostrah ; Cock, 1996: 36.

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