Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Leptidia ; Scudder, 1875
Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston
10(2) : 204.
Incorrect Subsequent Spelling
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : DISMORPHIINAE
Hemming (1967) stated:-
An Incorrect Subsequent Spelling of Leptidea Billberg, 1820.
Owing to the rarity of Billberg's book, combined with the great prestige of Scudder, the misspelling Leptidia was formerly in wide use.
Leptidia was proposed as an emendation of Leptidea by Steyskal, 1972, The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 29 (1) : [p??].
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).
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Leptidea Billberg, 1820: 76.