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

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Genus:
Hypna Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 56.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : CHARAXINAE : ANAEINI

Type-species:
Papilio clytemnestra Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 61 , pl.137, figs A-B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hypna Hübner, 1819 was designated as the type-genus for the new tribe Hypnini (Charaxidae, Anaeinae) [Hypna is now placed in the Nymphalidae, Charaxinae] by Rydon, 1971, Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 83 : 339. [Anaeinae is not adopted here].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Nymphalidae in Wikipedia.

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Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to HYPNA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Hecalene Doubleday, 1845: 112.


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