Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Eresia Boisduval, 1836 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 1Plates : 4, pl.11 [= pl.7B], fig. 8.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Nereis eunice Hübner, 1807. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl.[9].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The genus Eresia was founded solely upon the figure cited above. At the foot of the plate there appeared only the name "Eresia eunica" without any author's name cited, but in the six-page leaflet entitled "Explication des Planches" Boisduval added the name of Hübner as that of the author of the specific name. Boisduval's figure represents a specimen of the taxon represented by the nominal species Nereis eunice Hübner. It is clear therefore that it was this nominal species which Boisduval placed in his genus Eresia and not a new nominal species of his own. (Boisduval spelled the specific name eunice as eunica ; as he gave no explanation of this variant spelling, it ranks not as an Unjustified Emendation but as an Incorrect Subsequent Spelling).

ERESIA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: NYMPHALINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Ecesia ; Weeks, 1906: 195.
Neptis Illiger, 1807: 1180.

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