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

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Issoria Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 31.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio lathonia Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 481.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 198.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

As characterized by the foregoing type-species, the genus Issoria Hübner belongs to the Argynnis-Group of the family Nymphalidae and is now generally accepted as a taxonomically good genus of that group. Formerly, however, the name Issoria was used in an entirely different sense through the misjudged (and incorrect) action of Moore in 1900 (Lep. ind. 4 (46) : 202) in ignoring Scudder's selection of Papilio lathonia as type-species and in setting up in its place the pseudotype Papilio egista Cramer, 1780 (Uitl. Kapellen 3 [24] : 158, pl. 281 figs C, D). That species, which belongs to a very distinct group in the family Nymphalidae, was without a valid generic name of its own until in 1934 I established the genus Vagrans Hemming for its reception.

ISSORIA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: HELICONIINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Rathora Moore, 1900: 241.

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