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

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Genus:
Cydrus Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 512.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Cydrus naevolus Godman, 1900. In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera), 2: 513, pl.96, figs 19-21.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Cydrus Godman is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Cydrus Billberg, 1820 (Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 81). It has been replaced by the name Naevolus Hemming, 1939. The taxon represented by the nominal species Cydrus naevolus Godman is currently considered subjectively on taxonomic grounds to be the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Proteides orius Mabille, 1883 (Bull. C. R. ent. Soc. Belg. 27 : lix).

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Naevolus Hemming, 1939: 39.


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