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

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Leucochitonea Wallengren, 1857 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (n.f.) 2(4) : 52.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Leucochitonea levubu Wallengren, 1857. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (2), : 52.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Wallengren , 1858. Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. Stockh. 15(2): 82.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Wallengren introduced the name Leucochitonea as new both in his paper of 1857 and in that of 1858. In the first of these papers, he included in this genus Leucochitonea levubu (then a new species) and one other species ; he did not designate a type-species ; in 1858 however he designated Leucochitonea levubu. Butler, overlooking this type-selection, himself selected this species to be type-species in 1870 (Ent. mon. Mag. 7 : 94).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Leuchocitonea ; Hemming, 1967: 321.
Leucochitonia ; dos Passos, 1964: 22, 127.

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