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

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Genus:
Glutophrissa Butler, 1887 . Ent. mon. Mag. 23(275) : 249.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : PIERINI : APPIADINA

Type-species:
Appias poeyi Butler, 1872. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 49.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Neotype CUBA: Sierra Maestra, (AMNH, New York).. See images in Buttterflies of America as Glutophrissa drusilla poeyi (A. Butler, 1872)

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Appias poeyi Butler is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the nominal species Mylothris molpadia Hübner, [1819-1821] (Zutr. z. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : 15, pl. [45], figs 259, 260). In its turn, the taxon represented by the nominal species Mylothris molpadia is currently treated subjectively as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio drusilla Cramer, [1777], (Uitl. Kapellen 2 (10) : 21, p1. 110, fig. C). Reference should be made to Talbot (1932, in Bryk's Lep. Cat. 53 : 184-185) for the synonymy here adopted for this species which was formerly known by the junior subjective synonym ilaire Godart (Pieris ilaire Godart, [1819], Ency. méth. 9 (Ins.) (1) : 142).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Andropodum Scudder, 1875: 112.


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