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Cyclosemia Mabille, 1878 . Petites Nouv. ent. 2(196) : 229.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio herennius Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 213, pl.392, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Mabille published the name Cyclosemia twice in the year 1878. In the Pet. Nouv. ent., of which the exact date of publication is known, Mabille gave a generic diagnosis and designated the above species as type-species. On the other occasion on which he published this name in 1878 (Ann. Soc. ent. Belg. 21 : 41) [see note below] no type-species was cited and the name occurred with many others in a catalogue of the Hesperiids in the collection of the Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle at Brussels. In view of the difference in the treatment accorded to this name in these two papers, it cannot be doubted that Mabille looked upon his paper in the Pet. Nouv. ent. as being the place where this name was first published. Luckily, it ranks for nomenclatorial purposes as having priority over the paper in the Annales, because its exact date of publication in 1878 is known, whereas that of the Annales is not known, this paper ranking therefore only from 31st December of that year, the earliest date by which it is known to have appeared.

Cowan (1970: 45) stated:-

CYCLOSEMIA - Annls. Soc. ent. Belg. 21 was published, as one volume, in Feb. 1879, vide Annls. Soc. ent. Belg. 22 (Bull.) : XXXV. In his second paper Mabille added only one, doubtful, species to the genus.

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.

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Junior name(s):
Cyclosaemia ; Watson, 1893: 43 (key), 52.
Cyclosema ; Brown & Freitas, 2000: 111.

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