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

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Hypoleria Godman & Salvin, 1879 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 1 : 52.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hypoleria libera Godman & Salvin, 1879. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera), 1: 53, pl.4, figs 12-13.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1881. In: Rye, Zool. Rec. 16(year 1879) (Ins.): 53, pl.4, figs. 12-13.

Type specimens:
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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