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

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Genus:
Hestina Westwood, 1850 , in Doubleday. Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : 281.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : APATURINAE

Type-species:
Papilio assimilis Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 479.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 189.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Hesina ; Adamson, 1897: 18.


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