Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Hypoleria Godman & Salvin, 1879
(Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera)
1 : 52.
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : ITHOMIINAE : GODYRIDINI
Godman & Salvin, 1879.
(Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera),
1: 53, pl.4, figs 12-13.
by subsequent designation by
16(year 1879) (Ins.): 53, pl.4, figs. 12-13.
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .
Hemming (1967) stated:-
In establishing Hypoleria, Godman & Salvin divided the genus into two groups, for each of which they designated what they called a "type". This action had no bearing on the question of the species to be accepted as the type-species of this genus, since these authors designated two of these "types", instead of one only, as would have been necessary for the valid designation of a type-species. The species validly selected as the type-species by Kirby two years later was the species which Godman & Salvin had designated as the "type" of the first of the sections which they recognized.
HYPOLERIA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: DANAINAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).
See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera volume 1
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