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Gesta gesta  (Herrich-Schäffer, 1863)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 706755

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Achlyodes blanda Plötz, 1884
    Helias brusus Burmeister, 1878
    Hesperia bigutta Prittwitz, 1868
    Gesta bigutta (Prittwitz, 1868)
  Common Name(s): False Duskywing [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderLepidoptera  – butterflies, moths, papillons, papillons de nuit, Borboleta, Mariposa  
                                  SuperfamilyHesperioidea Latreille, 1809  
                                     FamilyHesperiidae Latreille, 1809 – Skippers  
                                        SubfamilyPyrginae Burmeister, 1878 – Spread-wing Skippers  
                                           TribeErynnini Brues and F. Carpenter, 1932  
                                              GenusGesta Evans, 1953  
                                                 SpeciesGesta gesta (Herrich-Schäffer, 1863) – False Duskywing  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Check List of the Lepidoptera of North America... MS, database (version 2003)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Ongoing developmental version with contributions by Don Lafontaine, Jean-François Landry, Jim Troubridge, Paul Opler, Ron Hodges, John Brown, et al. Higher classification does not yet reflect recent and substantial changes that have been published   
  Reference for: Gesta gesta   
  Source: Checklist of North American Butterflies, 2nd Edition, website (version 2)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Produced by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Names Committee, and available online (with corrections) at (web page may not be identical to the printed edition)   
  Reference for: Gesta gesta, False Duskywing [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Austin, George T., and Andrew D. Warren   
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomic notes on some Neotropical skippers (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae): Pyrrhopyginae and Pyrginae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Dugesiana, vol. 9, no. 2   
  Page(s): 15-49   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1405-4094   
  Reference for: Gesta gesta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Opler, Paul A.   
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies   
  Page(s): xvii + 396   
  Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company   
  Publication Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-395-63279-X   
  Notes: Illustrated by Vichai Malikul. Part of the Peterson Field Guide Series   
  Reference for: Gesta gesta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Opler, Paul A., and Andrew D. Warren   
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Butterflies of North America, pt. 4: Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico   
  Page(s): 80   
  Publisher: Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University   
  Publication Place: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1084-8819   
  Reference for: Gesta gesta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pelham, Jonathan P.   
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, vol. 40   
  Page(s): xiv + 658   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-4324   
  Notes: As noted in the Introduction, Pelham intentionally diverges from the Code's provisions on gender agreement (Articles 31 & 34), following original orthography instead   
  Reference for: Gesta gesta   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Concerning North American records that apparenly are referrable to another species, Pelham (2008:428) notes of Gesta gesta (Herrich-Schäffer, 1863), "This extralimital taxon was previously considered conspecific with G. invisus (Butler & Druce, 1872), see Austin and A. Warren (2002)"  



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