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

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Libythea Fabricius, 1807 , in Illiger. Mag. Insektenk. (Illiger) 6 : 284.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio celtis Laicharting, 1782. In: Füessly, Arch. Insectengesch. : 1, pl.8, figs 1-3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Latreille , 1810. Consid. gén. Ordre nat. Anim. : 440.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The question of the acceptability of Latreille's Consid. gén. as a work containing nomenclatorially valid type-selections was formerly a matter of doubt. These doubts were finally set at rest in 1939 (Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 2 : 13-20) when, in an amplification of an older Opinion (Opinion II), the Commission promulgated its Opinion 136, which contained detailed instructions as to the method to be adopted in interpreting Latreille's work.

LIBYTHEA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: LIBYTHEINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Chilea Billberg, 1820: 79.
Dichora Scudder, 1889: 470.
Hecaaerge ; Blanchard, 1840: 445.
Hecaerge Ochsenheimer, 1816: 32.
Hypatus Hübner, 1822: 3.
Libythaeus ; Boitard, 1828: 299.
Lybathea ; Edwards, 1874: pl.Lybathea 1.
Lybithea ; Rafinesque, 1815: 127, no. 12.

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