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

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Esoptria Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 45.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio bolina Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 479.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 168.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The type-species of the present species is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being congeneric with Papilio pipleis Linnaeus, 1758 (a taxon subjectively identified with Papilio pandarus Linnaeus, 1758), the type-species of Hypolimnas Hübner, [1819]. As the names Esoptria and Hypolimnas were published in the same work and on the same date, the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends upon the choice of the First Reviser. This choice was made in 1871 (Syn. Cat. diurn. Lep. : 225) by Kirby who adopted the name Hypolimnas, sinking the name Esoptria as a synonym.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Diadema Boisduval, 1832: 135.

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