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

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Genus:
Lipaphnaeus Aurivillius, 1916 . Ark. Zool. 10(1/2) (14) : 4.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : APHNAEINI

Type-species:
Aphnaeus (Lipaphnaeus) spindasoides Aurivillius, 1916. Ark. Zool. : 2.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Aurivillius ([1924], in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 13 : 415) remarked that a further examination of the venation of the type-species of this genus showed that it belonged to the Aphnaeus-group, as he had then supposed.

At the same time Aurivillius stated that he no longer considered that the taxon represented by the nominal species Aphnaeus spindasoides described by himself in 1916 was specifically distinct ; he considered it now to be a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Zeritis aderna Plötz, 1880 (Stett. ent. Ztg 12 : 203).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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