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

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Thespieus Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 519.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia dalman Latreille, 1824. Encycl. méth. Hist. nat. : 747. [[nec dalman]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type BRAZIL: ? Locality, (MNHP).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The specific name of the type-species was published in the non-Latinized form "dalman", which, being a modern patronymic, is subject to automatic correction to "dalmani" under Article 31.

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 Hesperiinae : Hesperiini.

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

Junior name(s):
Tespieus ; Zikán, 1928: 32.
Thepieus ; Orellana, Warren & Mielke, 2002: 108.
Thespeus ; Breyer, 1945: 312.
Thespias ; Murray, 2000: 53.
Thespicus ; Kaye, 1925: 417.
Thespius ; Nicolay, 1973: 255.

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