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

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Eroessa Doubleday, 1847 . Gen. diurn. Lep. 1 : 56.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pieris chiliensis Guérin-Méneville, 1830. In: Duperrey, Voy. autour Monde Coquille : pl.Insectes 15, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
? Type status CHILE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Guerin's text relating to the type-species was not published until [1838], but in the meanwhile a description of "Anthocharis chilensis" [sic] had been published by Boisduval ([1836], (Roret's Suite à Buffon), Hist. nat. Ins., Consid. gén. 1 (Lépid.) : 566). Guerin's own description of this species, again under the name Pieris chiliensis, appeared in the same volume as that in which his plate showing this species had been issued ; the page concerned bore the number "174" but, as reference to the volume shows, this was a misprint for "274".

Cowan (1970: 46) stated:-

(Pt. 2 Div. 1) to read - Atlas, [type-species part].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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