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

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Aegiale Felder & Felder, 1860 . Wien. ent. Monatschr. 4(4) : 110.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Aegiale kollari Felder & Felder, 1860. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 4: 111, pl.2, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts. Sci., Boston 10: 103) sought to reject this generic name on the ground that it was a junior homonym of the name Aegialia Latreille, 1807 (Gen. Crust. Ins. 2: 96), but (as explained above in the discussion of the name Aecas Hemming) Scudder's action was incorrect under the "one Letter Difference Rule" now embodied in Article 57(d) of the Code. Accordingly, the name Aegiale Felder & Felder is a nomenclatorially available name and the name Acentrocneme which Scudder introduced as a substitute for it is invalid as a junior objective synonym.

The taxon represented by the nominal species Aegiale kollari Felder & Felder is currently identified subjectively on taxonomic grounds with that represented by the nominal species Castnia hesperiaris Walker, 1856 (Cat. Lep.-Het. Brit. Mus. 7 : 1583).

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 : Megathymini

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Junior name(s):
Acenntrocneme ; Ramos & Pino, 1990: 66.
Acentracneme ; Ramos & Pino, 1990: 67.
Acentrocneme Felder & Felder, 1862: 184 (note).
Acentrocneme Scudder, 1875: 100, 103.
Acentrocnneme ; Ramos & Pino, 1990: 63.

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