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

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Genus:
Xispia Lindsey, 1925 . Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1) : 106.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Praxis quadrata Mabille, 1889. Naturaliste (2), 3: 25, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

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

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Xispia was introduced by Lindsey to replace Praxis Mabille, 1889, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

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: Carcharodini.

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

Junior name(s):
Praxis Mabille, 1889: 25.


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