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

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Genus:
Eutresis Doubleday, 1847 . Gen. diurn. Lep. 1 : 111.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : ITHOMIINAE : MELINAEINI

Type-species:
Eutresis hypereia Doubleday, 1847. Gen. diurn. Lep. : 112.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 68.2.1) .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Doubleday gave a very full diagnosis for the genus Eutresis, in which he stated that he had erected this genus for a single species only ; he added that this species occurred in Venezuela and that he had given to it the name Eutresis hypereia. He gave also a reference to the then unpublished "Suppl. Plate", on which this species was to be depicted in fig. 2. That plate however was not published until August 1852. As will be seen from the date, this plate formed part of the continuation of the Gen. diurn. Lep., for which Westwood assumed responsibility after Doubleday's death. As will be seen from the foregoing particulars, Doubleday did not give a description in 1847 for Eutresis hypereia in addition to the combined description which he furnished for this new genus and species. The detailed combined description provides however an adequate "indication" for that nominal species, which ranks therefore as from 1847 and not from the later date (August 1852), on which the Supplementary Plate depicting it was published by Westwood. The type-species of the genus Eutresis would rank as having had its type-species determined by monotypy under Section (c) of Article 68, if it were not for the fact that the earlier provision in Section (a) (i) (the so-called "gen. n., sp. n." clause) of the same Article had not already determined this matter.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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