Sensu stricto


In the narrow sense. The Latin names applied to insects often go through a process of refinement over time. Sensu stricto (s.s.) is used to denote that the most restricted (often the latest) interpretation is meant. For example, the genus Tipula has been divided into many subgenera. One might refer to ”Tipula s.s.” meaning just species placed in the subgenus Tipula - i.e. excluding those in other subgenera.

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