Genus Glypsus Dallas, 1851

Kirkaldy (1909a: footnote on p. 27) rejected Distant’s (1902a) designation of Asopus vigil Germar, 1838, as type species for Glypsus and selected Aelia conspicua Westwood, 1837, as type; the result of this selection was that the subgenus Paraglypsus Schouteden, 1907, became a junior synonym of Glypsus. Kirkaldy then proposed Cataglypsus for those species Schouteden had treated under the nominotypical subgenus. This was all unnecessary as Distant’s (1902a) type designation was valid.