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

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Euselasia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 24.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Euselasia gelaena Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 24.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 175. [(as a junior name of gelon)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Euselasia galaena Hübner is a replacement name for Papilio gelon Stoll, [1787] (Aanhangs. Werk Uitl. Kapellen Pieter Cramer : 23, pl. 5, fig. 2). The name Papilio gelon Stoll is a nomenclatorially available name, and there was no justification for its replacement by Hübner by the name Euselasia gelaena, which is therefore invalid as a junior objective synonym.

EUSELASIA was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: RIODININAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999) and within the RIODINIDAE : EUSELASIINAE by Lamas (2008).

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