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

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Genus:
Eumaeus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 67.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : EUMAEINI

Type-species:
Rusticus minyas Hübner, 1809. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl.[97].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Cowan (1970: 46) stated:-

EUMAEA, EUMAEUS, EUMENIA: Rusticus minijas is often misspelt "minyas". The "copperplate script" on Hübner's plate [971, as also on the 1904 Wytsman reprint, clearly shows the two dots over the ij, without which they would read as "y".

EUMAEUS was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: LYCAENINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999) and within the THECLINAE by Lamas (2008).

Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Eumaeus in the tribe Eumaeini.

Learn more about Lycaenidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to EUMAEUS and included species.


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