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

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Catia Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 462, 481.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia drury Latreille, 1824. Encycl. m├ęth. Hist. nat. : 767. [nec drury]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name of the type-species is one of a considerable number, which Latreille gave to new nominal species, consisting of non-Latinized patronymics. Under Article 31 (a) such names are subject to automatic correction by the addition (as shown above) of the termination "-i", the name being thereby converted into the genitive singular of a notional Latin patronymic.

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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