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

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Strabena Mabille, 1877 . Petites Nouv. ent. 2(178) : 157.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Strabena smithii Mabille, 1877. Petites Nouv. ent. 2(178): 157.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name of the type-species, Strabena smithii was published by Mabille as new on two occasions, first in 1877, as shown above, second, in 1878 (Bull. zool. Soc. Fr. 3 : 81).

In a paper published in 1887 (in Grandidier, Hist. Phys. nat. pol. Madagascar 18, Lép. 1 : 10, 22) Mabille stated that the type-species of this genus was Satyrus tamatavae Boisduval, [1833], but this was incorrect, for, as shown above, the type-species is Strabena smithii Mabille by monotypy.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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