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

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Genus:
Lachnoptera Doubleday, 1847 . Gen. diurn. Lep. 1 : pl.22, fig. 2.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : HELICONIINAE : VAGRANTINI

Type-species:
Papilio iole Fabricius, 1781. Species Insectorum Exhibentes : 78.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

In the text published in 1848 (loc. cit. (1) : 161) Doubleday again treated Papilio iole Fabricius as the only species belonging to this genus.

The name Papilio iole Fabricius is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Papilio iole [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 (Ankündung [sic] eines syst. Week Schmett. Wiener Gegend : 172). The oldest nomenclatorially available name subjectively applicable to the present species is considered to be Issoria anticlia Hübner, [1819] (Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (2) : 31).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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