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

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Lieinix Gray, 1832 , in Griffith. Anim. Kingdom Cuvier 15(Ins. 2) : 674.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pieris nemesis Latreille, 1813. In: Humboldt & Bonpland, Voy. Rég. equinox. Nouv. Continent (Pt II (Obs. Zool.), : 78, pl.35, figs 7-8.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type [S. AMERICA]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Cowan (1970: 11) stated:-

Gray described the type-species and figured it, adding; "This South American insect belongs to Mr. Swainson's subgenus [of Pieris] Lieinix." No earlier publication of this name can be found. It is a senior objective synonym of Acmepteron Godman & Salvin,1889.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America.

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Junior name(s):
Acmepteron Godman & Salvin, 1889: 179.

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