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

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Genus:
Staphylus Godman & Salvin, 1896 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 429.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Helias ascalaphus Staudinger, 1876. Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 25: 116.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
LECTOTYPE PANAMA: ? Locality, (ZMHU).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Helias ascalaphus Staudinger is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Carcharodus mazans Reakirt, 1866 (Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 1866 : 335.

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

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 STAPHYLUS and included species.


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