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

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Genus:
Lars Hübner, 1807 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : pl.[200].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : URANIIDAE : URANIINAE

Type-species:
Papilio leilus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 462.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included as leilaria Hübner, [1807], an unjustified emendation)]

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Urania Fabricius, 1807, a name placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology.

A second species, Lars empedoclaria Hübner, [1819], was published on pl.[201]: according to Hemming, 1937, Hübner 1: 405, the date of publication of pl.[201] was twelve years later than that of pl.[200]. so that when Lars was proposed, it was monotypic.

In [1823] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett.: 289, Hübner again used the emended spelling leilaria; the original spelling, leilus, was placed in synonymy.

See: URANIA Fabricius, 1807.

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Senior name:
Urania Fabricius, 1807: 279.


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