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

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Genus:
Eumenia Godart, 1824 . Encycl. méth. Hist. nat. 9(Insectes) (2) : 826.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : EUMAEINI

Type-species:
Eumenia toxea Godart, 1824. Encycl. méth. Hist. nat. : 826.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Eumenia toxea Godart is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Rusticus minijas [see Cowan's note below] Hübner, [1809], the type-species of Eumaeus Hübner, [1819], of which therefore the name Eumenia Godart, [1834], is on the basis of the foregoing subjective synonymy a junior subjective synonym

Cowan (1968: 12) stated:-

EUMENIA "Godart, 1934" should read; Godart, 1824.

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".

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Epula Gistel, 1848: ix.


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