(syn. Ficedula Ϯ Pygmy Blue Flycatcher F. hodgsoni) Mod. L. muscicapella little flycatcher < dim. genus Muscicapa Brisson 1760, flycatcher; "Size very small: wing under 51 mm, tail under 38 mm. Bill very narrow even at the base and slender. First primary about equal half of second. — Sexes very different. Nestling unknown, but probably spotted ... Muscicapella, gen. nov. Nitidula JERDON & BLYTH, 1861. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 201 (typus: Nemura hodgsoni MOORE; — non Nitidula FABR., 1775, Coleopt.)" (Bianchi 1907).