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

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Systasea Butler & Edwards, 1877 . Can. Ent. 9 : 120. [there are serious nomenclatural problems with this and Lintneria !]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 44, pl.126, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Systasea was introduced by Edwards as a replacement for the name Lintneria Edwards, March, 1877, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

The taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia zampa is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Leucochitonea pulverulenta Felder (R.), 1869 (Verh. zool.-bot Ges. Wien 19 : 478).

Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Systasea in the tribe Pyrginae.

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: Pyrgini.

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

Junior name(s):
Lintneria Edwards & Butler, 1877: 57, 67.
Luitneria ; Aaron, 1892: 120.
Plesiocera Mabille, 1891: cvi.
Systacea ; Mabille, 1904: 209 (key).
Systasia ; Aaron, 1885: 160.

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