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

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Genus:
Turesis Godman, 1901 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 616.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Hesperia lucas Fabricius, 1793. Entomologia systematica : 339. [[nec lucas]]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The un-latinized modern patronymic "lucas" employed by Fabricius as the specific name of the type-species is subject to automatic correction to the Latinized genitive "lucasi" under Article 31 (a) of the Code and is here so corrected.

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 : Calpodini.

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


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