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

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Genus:
Jalmenus Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 29.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : ZESIUSINI

Type-species:
Jalmenus evagoras Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 29, pl.[31], figs 175-176.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 199.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the name Jalmenus evagoras Hübner is currently treated subjectively as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio evagoras Donovan, 1805 (Epitome nat. Hist. Ins. New Holland ... : signature F [I]). It is possible indeed that it was Donovan's evagoras that Hübner was referring to, but both in the Zuträge and in Signature 5 (: 75) of the Verzeichniss published in the following year Hübner made no reference to Donovan and treated the name evagoras as a new name of his own. That name, as used by Hübner, is accordingly here attributed to him and not to Donovan and is treated as a junior subjective synonym of, as well as a junior homonym of, Papilio evagoras Donovan.

JALMENUS was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: LYCAENINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Ialmenus ; Doubleday, 1847: 28.


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