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

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Genus:
Ganyra Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 76.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : PIERINI : PIERINA

Type-species:
Papilio amaryllis Fabricius, 1793. Entomologia systematica : 189.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 178.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Papilio amaryllis Fabricius is invalid, as being a junior homonym of Papilio amaryllis Stoll, [1782] (in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (33) : 210, pl. 391, figs A, B). The oldest available specific name subjectively considered on taxonomic grounds as being applicable to the present species is Pieris josephina Godart, [1819] (Ency. m├ęth. 9 (Ins.) (1) : 158).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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